Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov advance at Shanghai Masters

Aljaz Bedene

GETTYAljaz Bedene retired from the Shanghai Masters against Alexander Zverev

Fognini occupied Nadal for 63 minutes, nine minutes longer Nadal's second-round match. "I feel like I could have done great in this tournament if I get through this match".

Rafael Nadal won his 14th consecutive match to reach the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals, beating Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-3, 6-1 on Thursday.

The 28-year-old, ranked 50th in the world, lost the first set 6-0 to the fifth seed, and was trailing 4-0 in the second when he decided not to continue.

Federer, the Swiss world No. 2, plays Richard Gasquet in the last eight today after Gasquet outlasted fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon in a marathon three-setter 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-3.

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Third seed Zverev was a different matter, though, and, after losing the first four games, Bedene accepted he would not be able to compete and shook hands. I said to me, Okay, you're playing good.

Nadal saved both break points he faced in the round-of-16 match, in the fourth game of the second set.

The 20-year-old Zverev, who has collected 5 ATP World Tour titles this season, lost his temper when broken by the Argentine at 2-2 in the decider and flung his racquet down to the ground, reports Xinhua news agency. "And that's what I did for the second and the third set", the 2009 US Open champion Del Potro said. "But I think he's still very young and he needs to keep learning, as he's doing now", said the Argentine, 23 in the world.

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