Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov advance at Shanghai Masters

The British No 2 is struggling with a right knee injury and was forced to retire early

The British No 2 is struggling with a right knee injury and was forced to retire early

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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