Roger defeated his friend and old-time rival Rafael Nadal in the final of Shanghai Masters. He beat Nadal in straight sets 6-4 6-3 in a match which turned out to be rather one-sided from onset. This victory marks Federer’s 5 straight victory against Nadal who otherwise enjoy better head to head record. Shanghai masters also happens to be Federer’s 6th title this season.
Federer reached finals by beating Juan Del Potro of Argentina in a tough contest while Nadal reached finals by beating Cilic in straight sets.
While in other part of China in Tianjin
Maria Sharapova won her first title since April 2015 by clinching Tianjin Open. She defeated Aryna Sablenka 7-5 7-6 in a narrowly contested final which she won (10-8) in break.
Maria back after dope ban in April 2017 struggled mostly due to injuries but finally found some rhythm coming into tournament and winning. This title takes her to world number 57, a number which she hopes to better in coming season.
This title marks her 36th title of her career and wishes to take this momentum heading into Kremlin cup.