Del Potro Limps Out Of Shanghai With Knee Injury

Oct 11 - by AFP for sportpesa news

It caps a miserable few days for the third seed, who lost Sunday's China Open final to unseeded Nikoloz Basilashvili

Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina reacts after a point against Borna Coric of Croatia during their men's singles third round match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament on October 11, 2018. PHOTO/AFP

  • Juan Martin del Potro hobbled out of the Shanghai Masters last 16 on Thursday after hurting his right knee in an awkward fall
  • The Argentine world number four, who had already been suffering with a virus, lost his footing at 5-5 in the first set against Croatia's Borna Coric
  • The 30-year-old Del Potro had lengthy treatment and strapping put on his knee, but conceded the match after losing the first set 7-5

SHANGHAI, China- Juan Martin del Potro hobbled out of the Shanghai Masters last 16 on Thursday after hurting his right knee in an awkward fall.

The Argentine world number four, who had already been suffering with a virus, lost his footing at 5-5 in the first set against Croatia's Borna Coric.

The 30-year-old Del Potro had lengthy treatment and strapping put on his knee, but conceded the match after losing the first set 7-5.

It caps a miserable few days for the third seed, who lost Sunday's China Open final to unseeded Nikoloz Basilashvili and revealed that he had been under the weather during the upset.

Coric, the 13th seed, faces Australia's unseeded Matthew Ebden in the last eight on Friday.