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Roger Federer Defeats Rafael Nadal in Shanghai Masters Final

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    Roger Federer has won his 6th title of the year! The Wimbledon Champion defeated the world No.1 Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-3 at the Shanghai Masters Final. Even though Federer still trails Nadal 23-15 in their head-to-head series, this marks his fourth win and fifth in succession over over Nadal.

    It's always nice to see the athletes not trash talk after a win/lose.

    Federer said, "I don't know what my expectations were going in. I thought I might struggle early on because it was a late finish last night. I had no nerves before the match, surprisingly. I think I was pretty clear about how I wanted to play the match. I started off very well and relaxed from then on."

    Nadal, (These matches) "Have been a very difficult match for me. He played very fast, and he played well. Of course was not the best match for me of the week. When somebody plays better than you, sport is not very difficult. That's the real thing, no? When you play against somebody that is better than you in most of the things that really matters in this sport, in this kind of surface, then it's tougher."

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    Yeah, cool to see the professionalism in pro tennis over other sports. I think this happens because it's an individual sport, and they get humbled so often.