Roger Federer’s fantastic season continued on Sunday as he beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets 6-4 6-3 to lift the Shanghai Masters trophy. It was a 94th title for the Swiss star, drawing him level with the great Ivan Lendl, and a fifth victory in a row against world number one Rafael Nadal. With another month of the season still to go, Federer has already won six titles in 2017 from seven appearances in finals. Winner Roger Federer won $11,36,850 USD and while runner up Rafael nadal won $5,57,000 USD as prize money.
Nadals speech : It was a very difficult match for me, He played very fast and he played well. I don’t know how many unforced errors he made. I could have done some things better, but that’s it. He just played too good. That’s my point of view. So congrats to him.
Federer’s Speech : Almost to this day, Rafa and myself, we were in Majorca and opened the Rafa Nadal academy and we didn’t think we’d have the year we did, I definitely didn’t, So it’s nice to share this court with you today and hopefully there’s more to come in he tournaments we’ve got left. It’s been a pleasure to play against you today.