Sport Nadal and Federer cruise through, Del Potro masters Zverev in Shanghai

19:44  12 october  2017
19:44  12 october  2017 Source:   Omnisport

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  Federer sees off Gasquet to reach Shanghai semis Richard Gasquet could not improve his dire record against Roger Federer as the Swiss booked his place in the Shanghai Masters last four.Roger Federer joined Rafael Nadal in securing his place in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters with a straight-sets win over Richard Gasquet.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer remained on a collision course as they continued to scythe their way through the Shanghai Masters on Thursday. Juan Martin del Potro wins match of the day by stopping third seed Alexander Zverev in his tracks. By Raz Mirza.

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RafaelNadalcropped: World number one Rafael Nadal © Provided by Omnisport World number one Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal cruised to a 14th consecutive victory at the expense of Fabio Fognini and Roger Federer also eased to a straight-sets win to reach the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Thursday.

World number one Nadal has not been beaten since Nick Kyrgios knocked him out of the Western & Southern Open in August and took just over an hour to dispatch Fognini 6-3 6-1.

Federer, playing his first tournament since losing to Juan Martin del Potro in the quarter-finals of the US Open, later breezed through with a 6-4 6-2 win over Alexandr Dolgopolov.

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— AFP picSHANGHAI, Oct 12 — Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer breezed into the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters today and Juan Martin del Potro defeated racquet-smashing Alexander Zverev .

2017 Shanghai Masters : Federer Returns for Masters Event. Although 2017 was billed as the year new talents such as Alexander Zverev would break through in grand slams, Nadal and Federer took full advantage of the injury problems faced by Andy Murray and Novak Juan Martin Del Potro .

The Swiss great, eyeing a second Shanghai Masters title, broke in the first game of the match and twice in the second set to march into the last eight.

Del Potro struck a blow for experience over youth, ousting third seed Alexander Zverev 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4. The Argentine will now take on Viktor Troicki, who knocked out 12th seed John Isner.

Marin Cilic, the fourth seed, was a 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 winner against Steve Johnson, while Grigor Dimitrov got past Sam Querrey to set up an encounter with Nadal.

Richard Gasquet and Albert Ramos-Vinolas also reached the quarter-finals by beating Gilles Simon and Jan-Lennard Struff respectively.

NADAL DISHES OUT MORE PUNISHMENT TO FOGNINI

Fognini was on Wednesday given a $96,000 fine and a suspended grand slam ban for verbally abusing a female umpire at the US Open last month.

Nadal, Federer in cruise control

  Nadal, Federer in cruise control World No 1 Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer continued to scythe their way through the Shanghai Masters on Thursday. Nadal underlined his status as the man to beat in China as he powered into the quarter-finals at the expense of Fognini to make it 14 wins in a row.The 31-year-old Spaniard was comfortable in seeing off the 28th-ranked Italian 6-3 6-1 and will play sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov in the last eight after the Bulgarian, who saved match points on Wednesday against Ryan Harrison, defeated American Sam Querrey 6-3 7-6 (7-3).

SHANGHAI : Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer breezed into the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Thursday and Juan Martin del Potro defeated racquet-smashing Alexander Zverev .

Top seed Rafa Nadal and second-seeded Roger Federer both had dominant victories to reach the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Thursday. In an upset, Argentine 16th seed Juan Martin del Potro came from a set down to beat third seed Alexander Zverev of Germany 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 in

The Italian was in for some on-court punishment a day later, Nadal turning on the style yet again as he eyes a third consecutive title following his China Open and US Open triumphs.

Top seed Nadal made only four unforced errors in another masterclass, hardly giving Fognini a look-in with a superb service display and breaking four times after piling the pressure on his unseeded opponent.

Nadal beat Dimitrov in three sets at the semi-final stage in Beijing and can expect a sterner test from the sixth seed.

FEDERER IN CRUISE CONTROL

Federer had won all four of his previous matches against Dolgopolov and his perfect record against the Ukrainian was never really under threat.

Dolgopolov was the only qualifier to reach round three, but Federer ensured he would go no further with a commanding performance.

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Nadal and Federer are both in contention for the season-ending No. 1 ranking Also, U.S. Open finalist Kevin Anderson lost to Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2), while Gilles Simon, Alexander Zverev , Sam Querrey and John Isner all advanced. Del Potro advances to 2nd round at Shanghai Masters .

Juan Martin del Potro needed all three sets to reach the second round at the Shanghai Masters , beating Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 on Monday. Nadal and Federer win in straight sets at Shanghai Masters . AP Images.

The second seed faced only one break point and saved that, going on to serve out the first set in the same game and then easily claiming the second to progress.

Federer will come up against Gasquet in the quarter-finals, an opponent he has lost only twice to in 17 encounters. He was last beaten by the Frenchman six years ago.

DEL POTRO SETTING 2018 GOALS

Del Potro's victory over Zverev was his fourth over a top-10 opponent this year and the 16th seed already has an eye on making further strides next year after spending so long off the circuit due to injury during his career.

The 2009 US Open champion said: "One of my goals for the next year is just to play a whole year – around 20, 22 tournaments would be great for me,

"If my level continues improving, I will get closer to the top guys. But it's not easy. I have made a big effort after all my injuries to play tennis, but I think I'm doing well."

Federer gains Del Potro revenge to set up Nadal Shanghai showdown .
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their rivalry in the final of the Shanghai Masters after the Swiss beat Juan Martin del Potro.Roger Federer gained revenge for his US Open defeat to Juan Martin del Potro by coming from behind to set up a mouth-watering Shanghai Masters final against Rafael Nadal.

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