Nadal and Fed­erer ad­vance in Shang­hai

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Rafael Nadal con­tin­ued to scythe his way through the Shang­hai Mas­ters yes­ter­day, reach­ing the quar­ter-fi­nals with a 6-3, 6-1 thrash­ing of tem­per­a­men­tal Ital­ian Fabio Fognini. Nadal needed two min­utes over the hour to dis­patch Fognini, tak­ing his win­ning streak to 14 matches since the start of the US Open where he claimed a 16th grand slam ti­tle. Fognini was play­ing the day after be­ing handed a sus­pended ban from two grand slams and US$96,000 (Dh352,617) fine for ver­bally abus­ing a fe­male um­pire at the US Open. Roger Fed­erer avoided a po­ten­tial ba­nana skin in out­class­ing the Ukrainian qual­i­fier Alexandr Dol­go­polov to reach the last eight.

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