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/ Sports/ TennisNadal to take on Del Potro, Djokovic to face Tsonga at Shanghai Masters semisUpdated: 2013-10-12 15:50( Xinhua)Comments Print Mail Large Medium  SmallRafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot during his mens singles tennis match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai, Oct 11, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]SHANGHAI – World No 1 Rafael Nadal battled past 8th seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland to set up a Juan Martin del Potro semifinal clash at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament while defending champion Novak Djokovic will face Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the other one.Nadal had to take the second tiebreak in two days as the Spaniard needed one hour and 14 minutes to close the opening set and after that the world No 1 never looked back, winning the quarterfinal at 7-6(10), 6-1 on Friday.He will face up against 6th seed Del Potro of Argentina, who beat 15th seed Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-3, 6-3 in an earlier quarterfinal.Del Potro is one match win away from qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals after he reached the semifinals.He beat Almagro for the second time in as many weeks with a 6-4, 6-3 win in 72 minutes. The pair met in the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships semifinals last week.The 25-year-old Del Potro won 85 percent of his first service points and committed just eight unforced errors.”I played very well today, very solid,” said del Potro, who has overcome a fever.”I played aggressive. I hit my forehand very well. I like the way I played today. I just want to keep improving [and] keep going far in this tournament.”Previous Page1 2 3 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 Next Page8.03KRelated StoriesFederer out, Nadal and Djokovic in at Shanghai MastersDjokovic beats Nadal 6-3, 6-4 to win China OpenDjokovic edges past Verdasco at China OpenLi Na-Djokovic charity match to unveil China OpenNadal to be No. 1 after reaching China Open finalNadal focuses more on futureNadal, Li advance at China OpenNadal makes winning start at China OpenPhotoJapan beats China 2-0 in EAG mens soccerChinese girls suffer first loss in EAG basketballChina beats Japan to win EAG womens volleyball titleRockets beats Pacers 116-96 in 1st game in Manila Federer out at Shanghai MastersWe are the championsA football match hosted at Buckingham PalaceLast photos of Hungarian wingsuit diver More Sports NewsDel Potro sets up Djokovic final showdownChinas volleyball teams to face Japan for EAG medalsChina beats Japan to win gymnastics mens team title at EAGKerber secures final berth to WTA ChampionshipsMarbury signs on for 3 more years with DucksDjokovic to face Tsonga at Shanghai Masters semisMore Top NewsDispute on immunity for US troops blocks pactChinese debate day off for Seniors DayCyclone forces 550,000 to shelters in IndiaChina to improve quality of growthMan hospitalized years after amputating own legForum makes proposals on tiesMost ViewedTodays Top NewsFast track relations for railPolluters more conniving: ministry11 missing in bridge pier collapseGovt function reform top priorityUS fiscal deal stalls in CongressHoliday schedule raises eyebrowsYuan clearing bank in sightEditors PicksAll eyes on pretty qipaoChongyang Festival: Secrets to longevity Comic-Con in New YorkDozens dead in migrant shipwreck off Sicily Djokovic to face Tsonga at Shanghai Masters semisMarbury signs on for 3 more years with DucksHot TopicsChinese dream, Xi Jinping, Faye Wong, corruption, Rubber duck, iPhone, DPRK, Diaoyu Islands, Syria, Taiwan, HK, Beijing, Li Na, My China Story, Trending news across China, Bo XilaiSpecial CoverageLi visits ThailandShanghai launches free trade zone Xi attends APEC SummitFriendship AwardVideoSlidePodcastPicturesThis China DreamThree cuisines, one festivalHighlights: Premier Li at East Asia leaders meetingsCountdown to Sochi Winter Olympics
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