Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on collision course in Shanghai Masters

Fed's, Rafa's fight for No.1 heating up

Federer will play Richard Gasquet in the quarterfinals.

The Argentinian fell awkwardly during the deciding set of his last-eight meeting with Viktor Troicki on Friday, damaging his left wrist.

The Argentine recovered from a slow start to triumph 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

"I saw his frustration, for sure", del Potro said.

"I have been dealing with all my injuries in the past, and now it's time to take care of my body, see what the MRI says or what the doctor says".

"I have a tough match against Grigor and know I will have to play my best. but I am playing well".

Nadal will take on Marin Cilic for a spot in the ATP Masters final.

The second-seeded will now play No. 16 seeded Argentinean Juan Martin del Potro, who eliminated the Swiss in the quarter-finals of the US Open.

Cilic advanced to his first Shanghai semi-final by beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-3 6-4.

Sixth seed Dimitrov frequently had the final say during pulsating rallies, most impressively during the final set when he kept a point alive before winning it close to the net. Topping Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 was his 870th match win.

"A lot of matches in a row winning and very happy with everything, let's see what happens tomorrow, but being able to win in Beijing and now semifinals here. tough events against tough players".

"Dimitrov has got inside Nadal's head".

But Nadal took the match, although not without some difficulty, losing the second set on a tie-break.

Zverev, 20, had an in-match meltdown when he lost the fifth game of the final set after having a 40-15 lead.

He needed several minutes of medical attention and sat on a chair on the back of the court, wincing in obvious distress.

However, on his return to action he immediately broke Troicki's serve and went on to win.

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