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Federer lands 94th title with hot shots in Shanghai

Shang-high Federer savours his 94th career title Roger Federer hoping for top billing on ATP London stage by Dave Filmer Published
Alejandro Castrejon | Octubre 17, 2017, 17:25

In one of the greatest tennis rivalry, Wimbledon champion Roger Federer beat world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 in the Shanghai Masters final to capture his sixth title of the year.

All of that is debated by presenters Catherine Whitaker (Eurosport) and David Law (BBC 5 Live, BT Sport) who also discuss which of Federer or Nadal, who have shared the year's Grand Slam tournaments, has had the better year to-date.

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World number one Rafael Nadal squeezed past Marin Cilic into the Shanghai Masters final with a 7-5 7-6 (3) victory over the big-serving Croatian on Saturday. Of course, the Swiss would have to avoid playing Rafa on clay. Ko, who had been two strokes in front overnight, bogeyed two of the first three holes at the Ocean Course before carding six birdies for a 68 and a 19-under total of 269.

"Finishing as No.1 is a long shot, and I don't think it will happen but if I play like this, who knows?"

The Spaniard took his unbeaten streak to 15 matches and is looking to win his 31 ATP Masters Series title.

The second-ranked Swiss' masterful 72-minute triumph snapped Nadal's 16-match winning streak.

Sharapova last won a title at the Italian Open in May 2015. Fellow Englishman Ross Fisher and Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrattied for second.

But Nadal was quick to dismiss those queries, insisting he has no worries as the end-of-year ATP World Tour Finals approach.

It also greatly aided Federer's game that the court they were playing on turned out to be super fast.

"For this year, Roger did great in all the events that he played, so looks like he saved his body", said Nadal. He featured in as many as 34 doubles finals on the circuit with 12 wins. There is room to improve for me, and I'm going to try. I could have done some things better, but that's it. He just played too good.

What a season it has been for Roger Federer!

Federer, meanwhile, just said that he was grooving.