Del Potro sets up Shanghai meeting with Rublev
Juan Martin del Potro is into the second round of the Shanghai Masters – but needed three sets to get past Nikoloz Basilashvili, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.
The former US Open champion will now face rising star Andrey Rublev, who overcame Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.
Meanwhile, Sam Stosur continued her comeback from injury with a three-set win over Ya-Hsuan Lee in the opening round of the Hong Kong Open.
Shelby Rogers also progressed, beating Jang Su-Jeong 6-4, 6-4, whilst Zhang Shuai didn’t drop a single game as she took just 48 minutes in dispatching Kurumi Nara.