Nadal sets up Cilic semi-final in Shanghai

ATP Shanghai Del Potro tops Zverev. Dimitrov beats Querrey to reach QF

Del Potro received lengthy treatment to the area - which has undergone surgery in the past - before battling through 4-6 6-1 6-4. "I would like to play and be 100 percent".

Nadal, who is chasing his fourth end of year No.1 ranking, said he was happy to have taken care of his opponent in just over an hour.

Nadal, enjoying a late-career flourish, defeated good friend Dimitrov on his way to winning the China Open on Sunday, his sixth title of the season.

Here, Dimitrov extended their quarterfinal to a third set when he rebounded from a 4-2 deficit to win the second-set tiebreaker.

Sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov, who saved match points on Wednesday against Ryan Harrison, had a more comfortable day as he beat American 10th seed Sam Querrey 6-3 7-6 (7-3).




Federer powered past Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-5 6-4.

The Spaniard, 31, breezed through the first set but was unable to break Dimitrov in the second, and the Bulgarian was strong in the tie-break to force a deciding set. "Of course, being able to win the US Open, Beijing and being in the semi-finals here".

Fognini was playing the day after being handed a suspended ban from two grand slams and $96,000 (A$123,000) fine for verbally abusing a female umpire at the US Open. "But I think he's still very young and he needs to keep learning, as he's doing now", said the Argentine, 23 in the world.

The 25th-ranked Ramos-Vinolas ended Cilic's streak of winning 21 service games in the sixth game of the second set.

In the semi-final, the Swiss will meet former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro who came from a set down to defeat Viktor Troicki 4-6 6-1 6-4.

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