Nadal, Zverev stroll through in Shanghai

The 20-year-old Zverev, the German prodigy who is seeking his sixth title of a breakthrough season, joins sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov in the third round.

Alexander Zverev Germany hits a return to Aljaz Bedene of Britain at the Shanghai Masters.   -  AFP

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal made short work of Jared Donaldson to reach the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.

Nadal gave away just three games in a routine 6-2, 6-1 win over the American in a match that lasted under an hour. The Spaniard will face the mercurial Fabio Fognini for a place in the quarterfinals.

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Roger Federer, seeded second, will begin his campaign against Diego Sebastian Schwartzman who is enjoying a career high ranking of 26 this week.

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Rising star Alexander Zverev strolled into the third round after Britain's Aljaz Bedene retired hurt. The unseeded Bedene was losing 4-0 in the first set when he called it quits because of a leg injury after playing just 12 minutes.

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The 20-year-old Zverev, the German prodigy who is seeking his sixth title of a breakthrough season, joins sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov in the third round.

But the Bulgarian had a scare before pulling through 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) against the American Ryan Harrison.

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