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Rafael Nadal routs Wawrinka 6-2, 6-1 to reach Shanghai semifinals

India TV News Desk 16 Oct 2015, 17:42:21 IST
India TV News Desk

Shanghai:  Rafael Nadal beat a top-five player for the first time in more than a year by defeating Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-1 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters.

The fourth-seeded Wawrinka missed wildly on his groundstrokes throughout the match, finishing with 34 unforced errors.

He was coming off a tough three-set victory over Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals that finished close to midnight the night before.

Nadal hadn't won against a top-five player since last year's French Open final when he defeated No. 2 Novak Djokovic for his 14th Grand Slam title.

Nadal will play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinals on Saturday after the French player topped Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-4.