When Nole wears black, he means business, and that's exactly what he gave Hot Crazy Train today in hard fought straight set win, 75 63.
Methinks the Train is starting to lose steam and I really hope his trip here to Shanghai doesn't affect his Davis Cup performance. Maybe that's why he was pouting in those player party pics?
In the second match of the day, Kolya won a very tough, very hotly contested three setter, finally winning 67(6) 64 76(0). Seeing as how these matches aren't being shown live in the U.S., I have no idea what happened to Jo in that last tie breaker. But losing at love in the final breaker? Sounds like a complete lack of concentration and focus.
Next up tomorrow, starting at 6pm local time:
1. The Number 2 Player In The World vs. Commodus
2. Andy vs. Andy