Shanghai Masters: Nadal, Federer eye quarter-final berths

Shanghai Masters: Nadal, Federer eye quarter-final berths

Tennis superstar Roger Federer plays against Diego Schwartzman at the Shanghai Rolex Masters in Shanghai, Oct. 11, 2107. Donaldson showed some signs of resistance in the opening set, saving six of eight break points he faced, though could not match Nadal as the Spaniard broke once again to seal the second set.

The 19-time Grand Slam champion won the Australian Open and Wimbledon title this year while Nadal picked up the other two Grand Slams in the French Open and US Open. As it now stands, he will not have a massive break between his games but the modern player is prepared for this and I don't think that will be a big issue for Rafael Nadal. "Of course finishing the year at No. 1 is something a little bit different", Nadal said, "And, yeah, if that happens, it will be a great achievement but there remains a lot to do and I need to play well".

Federer, chasing his 94th ATP title, found his rhythm as the match progressed to beat Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.

"But it is a feeling that I already had a few times in my career".

"He was confident and as an opponent you can feel that". That being said, the under 2.5 sets is playing well and as a result that is the bet that I am going to suggest for this game.

The 56th-ranked Donaldson plans to celebrate his birthday by going to Disney Shanghai on Monday, before experiencing a first career meeting against No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the second round. The Swiss maestro led 4-2 in the first set but surrendered that lead to end up fighting it out in a tie-breaker. But Dimitrov won the final five points to get through.

"Taking sort of nine weeks off in the clay court season wasn't something actually I had planned", Federer said, as quoted by the Express.

Also, U.S. Open finalist Kevin Anderson lost to Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2), while Gilles Simon, Alexander Zverev, Sam Querrey and John Isner all advanced. "At (my) match point, I just had to make my first serve because I knew he would go for it if not".

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