Shanghai Rolex Masters 2017
I definitely didn’t, so it’s only decent to impart this court to you today and ideally there’s something else entirely to come in the competitions we have cleared out. It’s been a delight playing against you again today.”
The victory cut Nadal’s head-to-head record against Federer to 23-15.
The Spaniard has not beaten the Swiss in 2017, losing in the finals of the Australian Open and Miami Masters and in the last-16 at Indian Wells and also falling short in Shanghai Rolex masters 2017.
Playing under a shut rooftop at the Qi Zhong Tennis Center, Federer dashed out of the squares, breaking Nadal in the opening diversion and the Spaniard had little response to the sheer assortment of shots running over the net.
The Swiss declined to take his foot off the pedal in the second set, breaking Nadal to go 3-2 up and keeping his cool to wrap up triumph.
He sealed the win on his rival’s serve, winning the second of three match focuses to guarantee his 94th vocation title.
Federer, who won the tournament in 2014, has enjoyed himself on the fast courts of Shanghai this year, while Nadal will look back on a successful stint in Asia after winning last week’s China Open.
“I want to congratulate Roger and his team for a great year. Today I think you played a fantastic match, so many congratulations,” Nadal said.
“This year has probably been the most successful of my career here in China… It’s been a great two weeks and I feel very happy after a long year to be able to have the results here. It’s very important for me.”
Shanghai Rolex Masters 2017 Result
Roger Federer def. Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3
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