Novak Djokovic prevails, but in pain

Updated: November 9, 2011, 5:45 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Novak Djokovic dismissed Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-4, 6-3 in the Paris Masters second round on Wednesday, showing no signs of the shoulder injury that bothered him last weekend at the Swiss Indoors.

The top-ranked Serb had complained of shoulder pain in his semifinal loss to Kei Nishikori in Basel. But he said he was fine after practice on Tuesday.

"I took the necessary measures in the last couple of days in order to recover (and) play in this tournament," Djokovic said. ...

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