May 25, 2018

Gritty Nadal to face Cilic in Shanghai semis (Sports.yahoo)

Gritty Nadal to face Cilic in Shanghai semis (Sports.yahoo)

Juan Martin del Potro meanwhile clambered off the court floor and from a set down to knock out Serbia’s Viktor Troicki 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 and will play Roger Federer or unseeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the other semi.

Nadal, who has never won the Shanghai showpiece, is chasing a seventh title in a brilliant season and a hat-trick of triumphs on the trot, having been crowned US Open and China Open champion in recent weeks.

The 16-time Grand Slam winner saw off the Bulgarian Dimitrov in Beijing last week but suffered some hairy moments in getting the better of him again in a nervy quarter-final played in overcast conditions.

“Very happy, it was a very tough match, both of us played a very high level of tennis,” said the 31-year-old Spaniard, the top seed Read more

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