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Djokovic overpowers Del Potro as Masters Cup play begins

Updated: November 9, 2008, 1:18 PM ET
Associated Press

SHANGHAI, China -- Novak Djokovic fed off the crowd's cheers. For Nikolay Davydenko, a handful of backers was enough.

Djokovic has developed quite a following in China even though he failed to win a set in three matches during his Shanghai debut last year.

Capturing the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics likely helped, and he generated a huge roar Sunday with a simple "Thank you" in Chinese after starting off Masters Cup round-robin play with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Argentina's ...

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