Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic prevail

Updated: October 11, 2013, 2:46 PM ET
Associated Press

SHANGHAI -- Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic overcame tough challenges in their quarterfinals at the Shanghai Masters on Friday and moved a step closer to a possible showdown in the final.

Top-ranked Nadal saved three set points during a 20-minute tiebreaker in the first set against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka before winning 7-6 (10), 6-1.

"Match in general, first set especially, was very, very hard one," Nadal said. "Positive thing, when he was playing well, I was playing well, ...

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