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Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro battled through a tough opening round against Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first round of the 2017 Shanghai Rolex Masters on Monday.
The 16th seed came through 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 in just short of two hours, while Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund took a little over an hour to down Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-2 to book his spot in the second round.
Other first-round victors on Monday included 19-year-old American qualifier Frances Tiafoe, who downed Benoit Paire in straight sets, and Spain’s Feliciano Lopez.
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