Marin Cilic became the first man to reach the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday when he brushed aside Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

The Croatian world No 5 beat the unseeded Ramos-Vinolas 6-3, 6-4 and will face world No 1 Rafael Nadal or Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday.

Cilic, bidding to reach the season-ending ATP Finals in London, grabbed the critical break in the sixth game of the first set on his way to a comprehensive victory.