Nadal races into Shanghai third round

 11 Oct 2017 - 15:16

Nadal races into Shanghai third round
Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return during his men's 2nd round singles match against Jared Donaldson of the US at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on October 11, 2017. / AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURI

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Shanghai: Rafael Nadal made light work of the unseeded American Jared Donaldson to sprint into the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.

The world number one, fresh from winning the China Open and the US Open, ruthlessly disposed of the world-ranked 56 Donaldson, 6-2, 6-1 in just 54 minutes. 

Nadal, a 16-time Grand Slam winner, plays Italian Fabio Fognini in the next round.