Result: Juan Martin del Potro beats Nicolas Almagro to Shanghai Masters semi-finals

Result: Del Potro reaches Shanghai semis
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Juan Martin del Potro reaches the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters with a straight-sets win over Nicolas Almagro.

Juan Martin del Potro has secured a place in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters by securing a 6-3 6-3 victory over Nicolas Almagro.

An early break of serve put the Argentinian on the front foot in the opening set, and while Almagro unleashed a number of impressive shots, Del Potro was too much for him.

After taking a one-set lead, the Argentinian was well matched in the early stages of the second set, but once again he was able to take his chances and nab a break.

Despite his attempts to get back into the game, Almagro was unable to answer Del Potro's shots and relinquished his place in the competition in just over an hour.

Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina celebrates his win over Feliciano Lopez of Spain during the Western & Southern Open on August 15, 2013
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