Del Potro beats Zverev to enter Shanghai Masters quarters

Ross Houston
October 12, 2017

The two could meet in Sunday's final if they continue their winning ways in China.

He added: "I was just unfocused there".

Last week in Beijing, Bedene lost the first 10 games against Roberto Bautista Agut before calling it quits.

Zverev, 20, has already qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 next month but is yet to decide if he will play in the NextGen Finals in Milan, the new ATP tournament featuring the world's top 21-and-under singles players across the ATP World Tour season.

6-4 in one hour and 55 minutes to set up a quarter-final meeting with John Isner or Viktor Troicki. "And that's what I did for the second and the third set", the 2009 US Open champion Del Potro said.

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

A fan at least came away with a demolished racquet after Zverev handed it to a spectator.

"I don't understand how I can lose a match where I get broken one time in three sets and not managed to get any chances on his serve", said Zverev, who is tipped to one day make world number one. "I was feeling good the whole match, even coming out of the first set, which he was playing well".

"In my eyes I did a terrible job maybe returning or getting the points going on his serve".

"I saw his frustration, for sure. He broke racquets too".

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