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Nadal makes Shanghai semis, ties Agassi for wins in Open Era

13 October 2017, 02:10 | Anna Jefferson

Fed's, Rafa's fight for No.1 heating up

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer storm into Shanghai Masters quarters

Swiss veteran, Roger Federer will play Frenchman Richard Gasquet in another quarter-final pairing, while Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, will meet Serbian Victor Troicki.

Nadal had not obtained title in a tournament of the circuit of the ATP on the cement for over three years when he took the honors of global of the United States last month, and now he covets his third trophy in five weeks.

Marin Čilić of Croatia progressed with a 7-6, 6-4 win over American Steve Johnson.

"I played a very good match, I don't know how many mistakes I made, but very few", said the 16-time Grand Slam victor and top seed in Shanghai.

"Of course it's good news, and especially in this part of the season", Nadal said.

The one positive for Cilic, however, is that sole victory happened to be a 6-1, 6-3 trouncing in Beijing, their only previous meeting in Chinese territory, holding some hope for the Croat in Shanghai come Saturday's semi.




"I'm playing Basel and Paris", he said of the event in Federer's home town.

World number one Rafael Nadal breezed into the quarter finals of the Shanghai Masters today.

The French and US Open champion is chasing his seventh title of the year, and he faces Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov for a semi-final place in China.

Rafael Nadal continued to scythe his way through the Shanghai Masters on Thursday, reaching the quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-1 thrashing of temperamental Italian Fabio Fognini.

The 36-year-old broke the world number 41 in the first game before saving a break point in the tenth to seal the opening set 6-4.

Sharapova, a five-time major victor, is now ranked a lowly 86 in the world and she needed a wildcard to enter the Tianjin tournament.



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