Nadal and Federer advance in Shanghai
Rafael Nadal won his 14th consecutive match to reach the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals, beating Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-3, 6-1.
Fognini occupied Nadal for 63 minutes, nine minutes longer Nadal’s second-round match.
Roger Federer, seeded second to Nadal, also was not detained for long as he defeated qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4, 6-2.
In the quarterfinals, Nadal will play sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, who got past Sam Querrey of the U.S. 6-3, 7-6 (3); Federer will play Richard Gasquet.