Federer advances to quarter-finals at Shanghai Masters
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer advanced to the quarter finals at the Shanghai Masters after victory over Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov on Thursday (October 12).
The world number two delighted his small army of Chinese fans inside the Qi Zhong Centre with an emphatic 6-4 6-2 win.
While a Nadal-Federer final looms, Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro could ruin the script, as he did at the U.S. Open where he defeated Federer in the quarter-finals when a semi-final between the two greats looked likely.
The former U.S. Open champion stopped third seed Alexander Zverev, recovering from losing the opener to win 3-6 7-6(5) 6-4.
Sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov plays Rafael Nadal next and could claim a debut appearance at the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month by reaching the final in Shanghai.