Rafael Nadal booked his place in the last 16 of the Shanghai Masters thanks to a 7-5 (4)6-7 7-6(4) victory over Ivo Karlovic.
Former world number one Na- dal was broken in the very first game, but he responded to eventu- ally claim the first set in 43 min- utes. However, despite having won the previous four meetings between the two players, Nadal had not recorded any of those in straight sets and that run continued in China as Karlovic responded in a second-set tie-breaker. The decider went with serve, which in turn forced a second breaker of the contest. He will now take on Canada’s Milos Raonic for a place in the quarter-finals of the compe- tition. Read more at: