17:30 – Nadal v Federer
Rankings are 1 and 2. Head to heads are 14-7 to Nadal.
The top 2 playrs in the world contest the World Tour Final. Both are undefeated to this stage so the winner will gain just 500 points less than is awarded for winning a Major.
The most impressive player this week has to be Federer and although I expect him to win today it will be a very tight match.
Nadal said before the tournament started that he didn’t like the low bounce on this court and it has caused him a few issues this week. Federer has been making good use of slice especially on his backhand. Slice keeps the ball low so Nadal will like the bounce even less.
It could well be a tough game to trade. Backing the server or backing from the start seem good options.
I expect Federer to take it.
Update : Federer won 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.