But with his victory in Shanghai, the 36 year old moved closer to Nadal and Djokovic's record of 30 Masters 1000 victories with his 27th title.
Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. It's his 94th career title.
It was Federer's fifth consecutive victory over his archrival-the first time he's beaten Nadal in five straight matches-as he narrowed the Spaniard's lead in their iconic rivalry to 23-15. "I thought I might struggle early because it was a late finish last night".
"I felt I was playing well all week and that settled my nerves because I was returning well from the match here against (Diego) Schwartzman (in his opener). Today I think you played a fantastic match, so many congratulations", Nadal said.
"I don't know [if I will play Basel or Paris]", he added.
The long-time friends and foes crossed paths as Nadal was leaving the court and Federer was entering it. The 19-time Grand Slam champion broke in the opening game, played attacking points with objective and never permitted the 10-time Roland Garros to get comfortable or extend rallies. "It was very clear for me how I had to play and I was able to do it for the one hour and 12 minutes that I was out there".
"In a way not surprising because I felt good all week..." "When you play against somebody that is better than you in most of the things that really matters on this sport in this kind of surface, then it's tougher".
What a season it has been for Roger Federer!
Despite his dominance in 2017 over rival Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer doesn't like his chances of catching Nadal in their head-to-head record.
Nadal also had a good takeaway from the tournament.
Federer, who has won the last five encounters between the pair dating back to the 2015 Basel final, also beat Nadal in the Australian Open final, a round of 16 match at Indian Wells and the Miami final this year. It was an excellent tournament for both superstars, who are closing out 2017 and looking to carry momentum into 2018.
Mertesacker looked set to be the unlikely hero when he nodded in his first Premier League goal since December 2013. Arsenal managed to take the lead in the 38th minute, as Mertesacker's header found the back of the net.
The reported tension between the president and the top US diplomat comes as the USA faces a slew of foreign policy challenges. I wish there were more Republicans in Congress who would publicly condemn Trump for his despicable behavior and actions.
If the Senator had made a decision to run, and won, she would have been Maine's first female Governor. Collins plans to reveal her decision at a meeting of local business leaders in the city of Rockland.
This is an attempt at collective bribery?" he said. "This is a clear break down of the countrys democracy", the statement said. So, from October 3 to December 24 when the election process concluded, it was 83 days, which is unreasonable.
McCown hurt the Jets with an interception late in the second quarter, which allowed New England to even the score before halftime. The team rallied and finished the game strong, earning a 24-17 win behind a controversial call by the officials against the Jets.
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Kate Middleton Surprises Kids for Charity
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U.S. to Leave UN Body
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Jurgen Klopp: 'I couldn't use Man Utd tactics'
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Local scouting community reacts to Boy Scouts changes
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