Shanghai Masters Quater-Finals Results

David Ferrer Win over Andy Roddick

Friday was the time of quater-final battles at Shanghai Rolex Masters.

The first match of the day featured a battle of two famed veterans, No. 3 seed David Ferrer up against Andy Roddick, seeded No. 10th. It was yet another dramatic match for the Spaniard, who had to battle all the way from losing the first set at tie-break.

Ferrer got his game to another level in the second set, taking it by storm at 6-2. In the early games of the third set, Roddick earned three break-points, but failed to realize them, boosting Ferrer’s confidence.

The Fifth-ranked Spanish player sealed the victory after two-and-a-half hours,hitting 11 aces and 49 winners, twice as much as his opponent.

Next up was the battle between the two of the most talented young guns of the tour – Alexandr Dolgopolov and Kei Nishikori.

Kei Nishikori Through to Shaghai SF

Nishikori, who will become the highest-ranked Japanese player on Monday, was set to reach his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi-final, showing his dazzling form and going past his Ukrainean opponent in straight sets, 6-3 and 6-4.

The 21-year-old Bradenton resident, coached Brad Gilbert, is having the best season of his tennis life, wiining more matches this season than in the last 4 seasons combined. He will face Andy Murray, for a place in Shaghai Masters finals.

Next up was was another veteran battle between Florian Mayer, who ousted Rafael Nadal, and Feliciano Lopez, the tricky left-handed Spaniard and good friend of Nadal.

Feliciano Lopez Celbrates victory over Mayer

It took only 70 minutes for unseeded Lopez to get through to his second semifinal of Shanghai Masters, with a masterful 6-2 6-4 demolition of the 15th seed from Germany. Lopez will meet Ferrer in the all-Spanish battle for Shanghai Master Finals berth.

Last up was the 2nd seed and defending champion Andy Murray, who faced major qualifier Matthew Ebden, major surprise of the tournament so far.

Andy Murray on course for Asian hat-trick

The match went all the way through in Murray’s favour from 2-3 in the first set, when third-ranked Briton sealed seven games in a row, and taking the set at 6-3, and continued his supreme performance in the second.

Murray hit seven aces for victory in 85 minutes, remaining on course for the Asian hat-trick.

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