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|Alexander Zverev of Germany breaks his racquet during the Shanghai Rolex Masters third-round match against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina at the Qizhong Tennis Center in suburban Minhang District on October 12 Cheap Nike Air Max Mens , 2017. The third seed lost 6-3, 6-7 (5), 4-6. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer breezed into the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters on Thursday and Juan Martin del Potro defeated racquet-smashing Alexander Zverev.
World No. 1 Nadal blew away Fabio Fognini in 63 minutes and plays sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov as he pursues one of the few tournaments to have eluded him.
Timeless rival Federer was even faster, dismissing Ukrainian qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4, 6-2 in 61 minutes.
The 31-year-old Spaniard Nadal, fresh off the back of triumphs at the US Open and China Open Nike Air Max Mens White , anticipates a tough encounter against the Bulgarian Dimitrov.
“I played a very good match, I don’t know how many mistakes I made, but very few,” said the 16-time Grand Slam winner and top seed in Shanghai.
“I have a tough match against Grigor and know I will have to play my best... but I am playing well.”
Nadal, enjoying a late-career flourish, defeated good friend Dimitrov on his way to winning the China Open on Sunday Nike Air Max Mens Online , his sixth title of the season.
And he underlined his status as the man to beat in Shanghai as he battered the Italian Fognini 6-3, 6-1.
Dimitrov, chasing a spot at the season-ending ATP Finals in London, beat American Sam Querrey 6-3, 7-6 (3) to set up a Chinese reunion with Nadal.
Federer, the Swiss world No. 2 Nike Air Max Mens Outlet , plays Richard Gasquet in the last eight on Friday after Gasquet outlasted fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon in a marathon three-setter 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-3.
A mouthwatering Nadal-Federer final on Sunday awaits if the celebrated pair continues at the current rate.
Gutsy Del Potro recovered from a set down to win 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 against rising star Zverev and will play Viktor Troicki, after the Serb beat big American John Isner 6-4 Nike Air Max Mens Clearance , 7-6 (4) in the final match of the day.
The talented 20-year-old Zverev was going after his sixth title of a breakthrough season and was comfortable in the first set against Argentine Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion and 16th seed.
The German prodigy and the 29-year-old, whose career has been beset by injury, went toe to toe in the second set and the tie break was just as tight until Del Potro grabbed the crucial mini-break.
And then came the turning point — and a flash of anger from third seed Zverev — as he yielded the crucial service break to go 2-3 down in the third set.
“Right now I’m very pissed off, as you can probably tell,” said Zverev afterwards Nike Air Max Mens Sale , having smashed the racquet on the court, then trodden on it, and brutalized it further as he stomped back to his chair.
A fan at least came away with a demolished racquet for a souvenir after the young German 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 No. 1.
“I’m a bit pissed off because I feel like I played well and that’s the upsetting part of it — I could have done great in this tournament.”
Del Potro, pushed to the brink of retirement by four wrist surgeries that saw his ranking slip as low as 1 Nike Air Max Mens Shoes ,045 at one point in his career, said Zverev would learn.
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“He has everything to be in the top positions in the future Nike Air Max Mens , but these things happen.
“Remember when Roger (Federer) was young? He broke racquets, too.”
Fourth seed Marin Cilic of Croatia and Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas go head to head in the other quarterfinal.
BERLIN, June 17 (Xinhua) -- The Czech international defender Pavel Kaderabek agreed on a transfer from Sparta Prague to German side Hoffenheim, the "TSG" confirmed via the club' s official homepage on Wednesday.
Pavel Kaderabek put pen to paper on a four-year deal to receive the jersey number 3 in Hoffenheim.
"I am delighted that another desired youngster opted for Hoffenheim. He is a physical strong and dynamic defender, who fulfils our requirements to lift our game to the desired level," Hoffenheim' s director of professional soccer Alexander Rosen said.
The 23-year-old right back played two years at Sparta Prague where he marked eight goals in 72 appearances. Kaderabek made his national debut for the Czech Republic in May 2014. Since then he made seven caps to score one goal.
"I' m convinced that my qualities fit perfectly to Hoffenheim' s style of play. The aggressive pressing against the ball and the fast breaks suits me Cheap Air Max Mens ," Kaderabek said.
Hoffenheim completed the last Bundesliga on the 8th place of the table.
BERLIN, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Germany's second-string side with many youngsters were unable to break the deadlock against passive visitors from Poland at an international friendly on Tuesday.
Germany's national soccer team dominated the one sided affair but lacked in penetration against the visitors.
Germany coach Joachim Loew presented an experimental squad as the majority of the players were absent due to the German Cup final between Dortmund and Bayern on Saturday. Thus Loew assembled a starting squad composed of eight youngsters that presented themselves for the first time in the Germany dress.
However, theses youngster took the reins from the kick off meanwhile Poland showed no interest to score.
Schalke's Leon Goretzka came close for the first time when he forced Poland custodian Artur Boruc to a save at the 24th minute. The visitors created their first noteworthy opportunity at the 32nd minute when Mateusz Klich got his effort on target.