Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov advance at Shanghai Masters

Aljaz Bedene lasted just 12 minutes against Alexander Zverev at the Shanghai Masters

Aljaz Bedene lasted just 12 minutes against Alexander Zverev at the Shanghai Masters

Fognini occupied Nadal for 63 minutes, nine minutes longer Nadal's second-round match.

"I think I didn't play well the first game of the match with my serve, but when I saw the stats on the TV, and I was winning more points returning than him, but I lost the set".

He added: "I was just unfocused there".

Zverev, 20, has already qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 next month but is yet to decide if he will play in the NextGen Finals in Milan, the new ATP tournament featuring the world's top 21-and-under singles players across the ATP World Tour season.

Gutsy Del Potro recovered from a set down to win 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 against rising star Zverev and will play Serbia's Viktor Troicki, after he beat John Isner in the final match of the day.

The victor of that match may well meet Roger Federer in the semi-finals - a man whom Del Potro downed at the US Open.

But Del Potro levelled by taking the second set on a tie-brack, and when the 29-year-old secured a break of serve in the decider the red midst descended on Zverev.

"Right now I'm very pissed off, as you can probably tell", said Zverev afterwards, having smashed the racquet on the court, then trodden on it, and brutalized it further as he stomped back to his chair. I said to me, Okay, you're playing good.

"Remember when Roger (Federer) was young?"

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