Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Nadal, Federer cruise into Shanghai Masters quarterfinals

Nadal, Federer cruise into Shanghai Masters quarterfinals

But Del Potro levelled by taking the second set on a tie-brack, and when the 29-year-old secured a break of serve in the decider the red midst descended on Zverev.

Federer, the Swiss world No. 2, plays Richard Gasquet in the last eight today after Gasquet outlasted fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon in a marathon three-setter 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-3.

The 46th-ranked Harrison led 4-2 in the third set and then 6-3 in the tiebreaker.

And his latest is sure to land him in trouble with tournament organisers after he suffered a meltdown on the way to a Shanghai Masters exit to Juan Martin del Potro. I said to me, Okay, you're playing good.

But he beat Paolo Lorenzi of Italy in the first round in Shanghai before going 4-0 down to Zverev and pulling up again.

Zverev, in the hunt for a sixth ATP title of the season, lost his composure after netting a backhand to surrender his serve in the fifth game of the third set to the Argentine. I don't know what I could have done better, but for me, in my eyes it's impossible to lose a match where I get broken one time and I still lose it.

Del Potro, the 2013 Shanghai Masters runner-up, will face either American no. 12 seed John Isner or Viktor Troicki of Serbia on Friday.

Del Potro, pushed to the brink of retirement by four wrist surgeries that saw his ranking slip as low as 1,045 at one point in his career, said Zverev would learn.

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