Roger Federer vs Juan Martin del Potro
Federer has hit top form in Shanghai this week and is the favourite to beat Del Potro and progress to Sunday’s final.
The Swiss came up against fierce resistance in Richard Gasquet in the previous round and still made it through.
Federer, 36, could face Nadal in the final but first he needs to get past Del Potro.
And Federer’s job may be made a whole lot easier after an injury scare to Del Potro on Friday.
Here’s when Federer and Del Potro will face off in China.
When does Roger Federer face Juan Martin del Potro?
Federer and Del Potro will meet on the main court in Shanghai after Rafael Nadal’s semi-final with Marin Cilic.
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Nadal and Cilic are scheduled to start at 9.30am UK time.
And that leaves plenty of time before Federer and Del Potro are scheduled on court at 1pm UK time on Saturday.
That’s 8pm in Shanghai.
Unfortunately for Del Potro, the Argentine could be set o face Federer with an injury.
Del Potro fell in his win over Victor Troicki today, injuring his left wrist in the process.
It meant he couldn’t play a top-spin backhand for the remainder of the match.
Del Potro relied on his backhand slice and forehand to bully past Troicki.
But he will not relish facing 19-time Grand Slam champion Federer with part of his arsenal out of action.