Del Potro fights back to beat Gasquet
Juan Martin del Potro v Richard Gasquet 7-5 7-6 (9/7)

Del Potro fights back to beat Gasquet

10/10/2018

The Argentinian saved four set points in second set tie-break.

Juan Martin del Potro displayed his battling qualities to overcome Richard Gasquet and reach the quarter-finals of the Rolex Shanghai Masters.

The number three seed fought back on two occasions, winning four straight games from 3-5 down in the first set and then recovering from a 2-6 deficit in the second set tie-break on the way to a 7-5 7-6 (9/7) victory.

Del Potro will face Borna Coric in the next round. He beat the Croatian 6-4 6-3 6-1 in the US Open fourth round last month.

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev is also through after a 7-5 6-4 win over in-form Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili. He will play Alex de Minaur in the last-16 after his 6-4 6-3 victory against Benoit Paire.

Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson cruised to victory against Mikhail Kukushkin, winning 6-3 6-2 in just 64 minutes and will play Stefanos Tsitsipas after the Greek saved three set points in the second-set tie-break en route to a 6-4 7-6 (10/8) win over Karen Khachanov.

Marco Cecchinato recovered from 1-4 down in a final-set tie-break to defeat Chung Hyeon 4-6 7-6 (7/5) 7-6 (7/5) in two hours and 35 minutes while British number one Kyle Edmund maintained his good recent form with a 6-3 6-4 win over Andreas Seppi to reach the third round in Shanghai for the first time.

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