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Nadal eases into last eight of Shanghai Masters

13 October 2017, 02:12 | Charlene Valdez

Tennis Nadal breaks Cilic resistance to reach Shanghai Masters final AFP

Resumen y resultado del Nadal vs Cilic

The Spaniard eased past Fabio Fognini of Italy in the Chinese city, winning 6-3, 6-1 at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena.

Nadal took the momentum into the next game to immediately break Dimitrov and finally end the Bulgarian's resolve.

And with the scores at 4-4, Nadal eventually broke the Bulgarian with three break points at his mercy.

Nadal has yet to drop serve in Shanghai.

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

Nadal, who has never won the title in Shanghai, will face fourth seed Marin Cilic in the last four.


Dimitrov raced in to unleash a backhand victor for a break point in the fourth game of the final set, but Nadal thwarted him again and claimed the decisive break to lead 4-2 before sealing yet another win.

"I have a tough match against Grigor and know I will have to play my best. but I am playing well".

"My team has worked really well in all parts of my game just to bring it up to the nice level that I can keep it up throughout every single week", he said.

Roger Federer, second-seeded behind Nadal, is also disposed quickly of the qualified Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4, 6-2.

The Croat did maintain his own flawless set record on Friday after beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas, 6-3, 6-4, and he'll be looking to add another Spanish conquest to his record when he faces Nadal in Shanghai on Saturday. "We'll see tomorrow if I can have another good day".

The 25th-ranked Ramos-Vinolas ended Cilic's streak of winning 21 service games in the sixth game of the second set. "Maybe this match-up was maybe a bit easier and I took my chances more".



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