Nadal evens the score
MADRID – Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1 yesterday to square a two-match exhibition series for charity between the world’s top-ranked tennis players.
Nadal sealed the win with a powerfully angled forehand cross-court shot in front of a capacity crowd at Caja Magica sports arena that included many of Spain’s leading dignitaries.
Nadal says Federer’s “gesture to play a game here to raise funds for needy people is incredibly generous.”
Federer responded by saying it is wonderful that Nadal supports charities “at such a young age”.
Federer beat Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday in the opening match in Zurich, Switzerland. (AP)