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Sports Nadal knocked out of Shanghai Masters tournament

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Rafael Nadal has been knocked out of the Shanghai Masters tournament after losing to Feliciano Lopez.

Lopez made the best use of Nadal's health conditions to secure a 6-3 7-6 (7-6) victory in their match.

It was smooth win for Lopez in the first set,beating his fellow compatriot,Nadal in order to sail through to the next stage of the competition.

Nadal was struggling with appendicitis prior to the game and he is considering deferring having an operation owing to his court commitments before the season ends.

Meanwhile world number one Novak Djokovic had no difficulty seeing off Austria's Dominic Thiem in his own game.

Djokovic secured a straight sets win over Thiem,beating him 6-3 6-4 to progress to the next round.

He will next played against Mikhail Kukushkin in the third round of the competition.

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