Rafael Nadal

World No 1 Rafael Nadal takes on Juan Martin del Potro in the first men's semi-final of the Shanghai Rolex Masters on Saturday. The game will be held at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena.

Where to Watch Live

Play starts at 9:30am BST. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 3. Real-time internet updates are available on the sport's official website.


Nadal has been in impressive form in the last two weeks in China and a victory over the World No 5 will put the Spaniard in his second final in two weeks. The World No 1 lost to Novak Djokovic in the China Open Men's Final, which was scheduled earlier in the month.

The 27-year-old Spaniard beat Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets 7-6, 6-1 to book his semi-final berth, while Del Potro defeated Spain's Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 6-3.

Juan Martin del Potro

The victor on Saturday will face the winner of the second semi-final clash between Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, scheduled for later in the day.


Nadal leads head-to-head against Del Potro 9-3. The two have met in three Grand Slam fixtures and the Spaniard has won two, to Del Potro's one. Nadal also holds a 5-1 lead in the six previous meetings between the pair.

Shanghai Open History

Nadal and Del Potro have never clashed before in the Shanghai Rolex Masters.