Nadal books Shang­hai show­down with Fed­erer

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - RESULTS / ROUND-UP -

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.

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