MOSCOW, October 10 (RIA Novosti)
World No. 2 Novak Djokovic breezed past Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria into the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.
The Serbian lost just five points on serve as he won 6-3, 6-2 win against the world No. 60.
Feliciano Lopez awaits in the third round after the Spaniard beat 16th seed Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 6-4.
Defending champion Andy Murray has reached the third round without yet appearing on court after his second-round opponent Florian Mayer, his next opponent, retired from the tournament due to a rib injury, after a first-round bye for the Scot.
In the third round, Murray will encounter either 15th seed Gilles Simon or Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov Jr.
Fourth seed Tomas Berdych booked his place in the third round by beating Italy’s Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-3 and will now face Sam Querrey of the U.S., who upset Japan’s 14th seed Kei Nishikori.
World No. 23 Querrey crushed Nishikori, who won the Japan Open last week, with his strong serve as he landed 20 aces on the way to a 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 victory.
Another seed fell as Canada's Milos Raonic was eliminated by Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus.
Tie breaks decided the match as Raonic suffered a 7-6(4), (5)6-7, 7-6(3) defeat.
Baghdatis, ranked 36 in the world, will play either fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Benoit Paire of France in round three.
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