Rafael Nadal vs Marin Cilic starts at 9.30am
Nadal is the favourite heading into his clash with Cilic, having beaten him in four of their five encounters.
That includes each of the last four, of which three were on the hard court.
Nadal beat Cilic in the semi-final of the Mexican Open this year 6-1 6-2.
It was the Spaniard’s best ever win over Saturday’s opponent.
Here’s all you need to know about Nadal vs Cilic
When does Rafael Nadal face Marin Cilic?
Nadal and Cilic are the first of two semi-finals on court on Shanghai on Saturday.
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Nadal is seeded No 1 for the tournament and will face the Croatian at 9.30am UK time.
That’s roughly 5.30pm in Shanghai.
Juan Martin del Potro and Roger Federer will then play ager the match to decide the other finalist.
Cilic will take some solace in the fact his only win over Nadal came in China.
He beat the Spaniard 6-1 6-3 in Beijing way back in 2009.
Cilic has breezed past Kyle Edmund, Steve Johnson and Albert Ramos Vinolas to reach the semi-finals.
Nadal, meanwhile, has seen off Jared Donaldson, Fabio Fognini and Grigor Dimitrov, dropping just one set in the process.