Nadal, Federer in quarterfinals
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.