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Nadal beats Federer in Abu Dhabi exhibition

 Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Roger Federer from Switzerland during the final day of the Abu Dhabi Mubadala Tennis Championship, Saturday,...
 Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Roger Federer from Switzerland during the final day of Abu Dhabi Mubadala Tennis Championship, Saturday, Dec...
 Roger Federer from Switzerland returns the ball to Spain's Rafael Nadal during the final day of Abu Dhabi Mubadala Tennis Championship, Saturday, Dec...

Mideast Emirates Abu Dhabi Tennis Championship

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Roger Federer from Switzerland during the final day of the Abu Dhabi Mubadala Tennis Championship, Saturday,...

Mideast Emirates Abu Dhabi Tennis Championship

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Roger Federer from Switzerland during the final day of Abu Dhabi Mubadala Tennis Championship, Saturday, Dec...

Mideast Emirates Abu Dhabi Tennis Championship

Roger Federer from Switzerland returns the ball to Spain's Rafael Nadal during the final day of Abu Dhabi Mubadala Tennis Championship, Saturday, Dec...

Rafael Nadal shook off an ailing shoulder to beat Roger Federer 6-1, 7-5 Saturday to claim third place at the World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament.
The second-ranked Nadal has been nursing a sore shoulder since the end of last season and lost to David Ferrer in the semifinals on Friday, but looked back to his old self against Federer. He took a 3-0 lead in the first and was never seriously threatened by his Swiss rival, who was routed by Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.
Nadal clinched the win with a blistering forehand into the corner.
Djokovic faces Ferrer in the final later Saturday.
The $250,000 winner-takes-all six-man tournament is a warm-up for the new ATP season which begins next week.


Updated : 2020-12-03 03:55 GMT+08:00