Nadal, Djokovic into quarterfinal of Shanghai tennis
SHANGHAI: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic kept the excitement high at the Shanghai Open as the top-seeded pair booked into the quarter-finals with ease.
Nadal, vowing to overcome his semi-final crash last week in Beijing did just that as he rousted Tommy Robredo 6-1, 6-4, achieving a 5-0 career record over his compatriot without the loss of a set.
Djokovic was equally ruthless as he put out the last German, veteran Rainer Schuettler, 6-4, 6-2, completing the job with back-to-back aces.
Two French seeds were knocked out as Roland Garros finalist Soderling beat frustrated number five Tsonga 6-3, 6-3.
The 11th seed Gael Monfils lasted only 37 minutes before quitting injured to hand a 6-2, 3-0 win to Croatian veteran Ivan Ljubicic.