Nadal books Shanghai showdown with Federer
RAFAEL Nadal will meet Roger Federer in the final of the Shanghai Masters after the Swiss second seed fought back to defeat Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro.
Sixteenth seed Del Potro had taken the first set but was unable to make it through to the final as Federer won 3-6 6-3 6-3 to set up a meeting with Nadal.
Del Potro looked on course to record an upset as he claimed his only break point of the first set to move ahead in the contest.
However, Federer proved too strong as breaks in the next two sets earned him victory and set up a clash with the only player who leads him in the ATP rankings.
Nadal had earlier reached his 111th career final and 10th of the year with a 7-5 7-6 (7/3) victory over the big-serving Croatian Marin Cilic.