Nadal, Fed­erer in quar­ter­fi­nals

The Times-Tribune - - Sports -

Rafael Nadal won his 14th con­sec­u­tive match to reach the Shang­hai Masters quar­ter­fi­nals, beat­ing Fabio Fognini of Italy, 6-3, 6-1, on Thurs­day.

Fognini oc­cu­pied Nadal for 63 min­utes, nine min­utes longer Nadal’s sec­on­dround match.

Roger Fed­erer, seeded sec­ond to Nadal, also was not de­tained for long as he de­feated Ukrainian qual­i­fier Alexandr Dol­go­polov, 6-4, 6-2.

In the quar­ter­fi­nals, Nadal will play sixth-seeded Grigor Dim­itrov of Bul­garia, who got past Sam Quer­rey of the U.S., 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Fed­erer will play Richard Gas­quet in the quar­ter­fi­nals.

Juan Martin del Potro ad­vanced by over­com­ing third-seeded Alexan­der Zverev, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4.

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