ATP Masters 1000 Paris - Djokovic Plays Through Pain In Paris



by PHILIP MARE

ATP Masters 1000 Paris - Djokovic Plays Through Pain In Paris

Novak Djokovic shrugged off a shoulder injury to win his opening round match at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Paris on Wednesday, overcoming Ivan Dodig 6-4, 6-3. Djokovic was not sure if he would participate in the year's last Masters event, having aggravated a shoulder injury in Basel last week.

However, the Serb is due a big bonus check for showing up in Paris this week, and has fought through the pain to participate. He will next face Victor Troicki, who overcame Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4, 6-4.