Shanghai Masters: Nadal, Federer Into Semis

Top seeds Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have booked their spots in the last four at the ongoing Shanghai Masters after respective wins in the quarterfinal.

World number one Nadal saw off Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 for his 15th straight win and will next face fourth seed Marin Cilic for a place in the final.

The Nadal-Federer final is still a possibility after tennis legend Roger Federer defeated Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-5 6-4.  He will face injury doubt Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the last four.

Del Potro overcame a wrist injury to beat Viktor Troicki 4-6 6-1 6-4 and it was revealed afterwards that he suffered a “wrist contusion” but a decision on whether he will go ahead to face Federer will be made on Saturday morning.