Shanghai Masters Final: Nadal, Federer To Renew Rivalry

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will renew their rivalry in the Shanghai Masters final after both won their respective semifinal games on Saturday.

World number one Nadal is looking for a seventh title of 2017 after he defeated Marin Cilic of Croatia 7-5 7-6 (7-3) in two hours 11 minutes and will now face world number two Roger Federer who showed great resolve to see off his stubborn opponent in the form of Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 3-6 6-3 6-3 in just under two hours.

The Shanghai Masters final will be the fourth meeting of the year between the world’s top two players and the 24th time they have battled against each other in a final.

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is the form man if their recent meetings is anything to go by as defeated Nadal to win the Australian Open in January and has won the past four matches between the two tennis greats with 35 Grand Slam titles between them.