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Del Potro to have scan on wrist injury ahead of Federer semi

14 October 2017, 12:46 | Pamela Mathis

Rafael Nadal reached the world number one ranking in August for the first time since July 2014

Rafael Nadal

"I think both of us, we played at a very high level of tennis".

"But if nothing risky happened, I will be here to play tomorrow and doing my best".

"I'm a bit pissed off because I feel like I played well and that's the upsetting part of it - I could have done great in this tournament".

One of the few matches unaffected by the rain on a gloomy day at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, Grigor Dimitrov had to dig deep to prevail over the risky Ryan Harrison in the second round, saving three match points to take the tough victory. Federer claimed two more breaks in the next to seal the deal in an hour and 18 minutes.

The world No.2 broke Gasquet at 5-5 to gain the advantage and went on to take the first set.

Del Potro, pushed to the brink of retirement by four wrist surgeries that saw his ranking slip as low as 1,045 at one point in his career, said Zverev would learn.

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Breaking serve for the second straight time, Harrison looked well on course for the huge upset in the attractive city of Shanghai.

World No.1 Nadal downed Italian Fabio Fognini 6-3 6-1 while second ranked Federer downed Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4 6-2.

The Spaniard got the mini-break for a 3-0 lead in the tiebreak, but sixth seed Dimitrov scrapped back to level, and then stunned Nadal to clinch the tiebreak.

Wimbledon runner-up Marin Cilic also eased into the quarter-finals with a 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 defeat of American Steve Johnson. I have to try to keep focus and hold that momentum.

Earlier in the day, World No. 5 Cilic became the first man to reach the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters when he brushed aside Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas.



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