Nadal, Dimitrov Face Off Friday In Shanghai QF

Four of a Top 6 seeds are featured in Friday’s quarter-finals during a Shanghai Rolex Masters with No. 1 Rafael Nadal, No. 2 Roger Federer, No. 4 Marin Cilic and No. 6 Grigor Dimitrov headlining a movement on Stadium. No. 16 seed and 2013 finalist Juan Martin del Potro is also remaining. 

In a opening compare on Stadium, Cilic brings a 3-2 head-to-head record opposite unseeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas, who is one of 4 first-time quarter-finalists in Shanghai (Dimitrov, Gasquet, Troicki). Cilic, who has not been damaged in 21 use games this week, is appearing in his second Shanghai QF (2012) and 11th QF this deteriorate (6-4 in QFs).

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Nadal vs Dimitrov | Federer vs Gasquet | Cilic vs Ramos-Vinolas | del Potro vs Troicki

In a subsequent compare on, Nadal enters with a 14-match winning strain and looks for his 10th win over Dimitrov, a second in as many weeks. Nadal is 9-1 opposite a Bulgarian and final week he won in 3 sets in a Beijing SFs. If Nadal reaches a SFs, he will tie Andre Agassi for sixth place on a Open Era career wins list with 870. Dimitrov is 1-8 lifetime opposite World No. 1s, defeating Novak Djokovic in a 2R during 2013 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid.

In a third compare on, unseeded Viktor Troicki looks for his initial win (0-6) opposite del Potro, who will lapse to a Top 20 in a Emirates ATP Rankings on Monday for a initial time given Oct. 6, 2014 (at No. 19). Troicki is appearing in his second career ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final (2011 Monte-Carlo). The Argentine is perplexing to strech his third SF of a deteriorate (Delray Beach, US Open).

In a final compare on, 2014 champion Federer takes on unseeded Richard Gasquet for a 18th time and they are assembly in a 10th opposite country. Federer leads a head-to-head 15-2, including 9-0 on tough courts. Federer won a final assembly in a QFs during a 2015 US Open. Gasquet has mislaid 7 in a quarrel to a Swiss given a 3R win during 2011 ATP Masters 1000 Rome. Federer is appearing in his fourth QF here (3-0) and he is 6-1 in QF matches in 2017. Gasquet is perplexing to acquire his 30th career Top 10 win (29-92) and initial given 2016 Roland Garros (d. Nishikori).

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