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Del Potro beaten in Shanghai

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Juan Martin del Potro’s encouraging form has taken a hit after he was eliminated from the Shanghai Masters by David Goffin. 

The Argentine, granted a wild card entry, lost 4-6 6-3 7-5 in the first round to the 11th seed Goffin to suffer a brief setback to his otherwise positive year.

Del Potro's wrist injuries had hampered his career but a recent US Open quarter-final had suggested he could still return to his best - although that wasn't evident in Tuesday's defeat to Goffin.

Elsewhere, 12th seed Nick Kyrgios is through to the second round after beating Sam Querrey 6-4 6-4, and 13th seed Lucas Pouille followed him through after a 6-3 6-3 win against Fernando Verdasco.

Paolo Lorenzi beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 5-7 7-6 6-3 and Marcel Granollers beat Yuichi Sugita 7-5 7-6.

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