Rafael Nadal praises "amazing" Juan Martin del Potro

Rafael Nadal admits that Juan Martin del Potro was the better player after losing to the Argentine in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters.

Rafael Nadal has admitted that he was beaten by the better player after losing in straight sets to Juan Martin del Potro in the Shanghai Masters semi-finals.

The newly-crowned world number one went down 6-2 6-4 on Saturday as Del Potro booked his place at next month's ATP World Tour Finals.

The Argentine will now meet defending champion Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final.

"He played amazing," Nadal told the ATP's official website. "I just congratulate him. Very few times I play against a player with a level like today."

Nadal will return to action at the end of month when he takes part at the Swiss Indoors.

Share this article now:
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns against Latvia's Ernests Gulbis in their second round men's singles match on day three of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 26, 2013
Read Next:
Tsonga: 'I can do better'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account