Rafael Nadal marches into Shanghai Masters quarters

Rafael Nadal marches into Shanghai Masters quarters

Rafael Nadal marches into Shanghai Masters quarters

Federer wrapped up the victory in just 61 minutes, with his haste to end the contest no more evident than in the eighth game of the match.

Rafael Nadal continued to scythe his way through the Shanghai Masters on Thursday, reaching the quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-1 thrashing of temperamental Italian Fabio Fognini.

Fognini was playing the day after being handed a suspended ban from two grand slams and $96,000 fine for verbally abusing a female umpire at the U.S. Open.

"I felt good in the first match", Federer said.

But there was little fight from the 30-year-old as Nadal lost only six points on serve in the opening set.

Meanwhile, Roger Federer made light work of Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, winning 6-4 6-2 to advance to the last eight.

The world number two is chasing a sixth title of the season, which would pull him level with Rafael Nadal for 2017.

Del Potro struck a blow for experience over youth, ousting third seed Alexander Zverev 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.

Dimitrov, closing in on a first appearance at the ATP World Tour Finals, plays Nadal next.

Marin Cilic, the fourth seed, was a 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 victor against Steve Johnson, while Grigor Dimitrov got past Sam Querrey to set up an encounter with Nadal.