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No-nonsense Nadal breezes into Shanghai last eight

Friday, 13 October 2017 12:09
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SHANGHAI, OCtober 12: Rafael Nadal underlined his status as world number one and the man to beat at the Shanghai Masters as he powered into the quarter-finals at the expense of Fabio Fognini on Thursday.

The 31-year-old Spaniard was comfortable in seeing off the 28th-ranked Italian 6-3, 6-1 and will play sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov in the last eight. Dimitrov, defeated American Sam Querrey 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) and Spain's Albert Ramos saw off Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (7/4), 6-4.

Top seed Nadal is chasing a seventh title this season, but a career-first Shanghai Masters. (AFP)

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