One of tennis’s top rivalries took another turn Tuesday in London’s ATP World Tour Finals as world #4 Roger Federer took just an hour to cream his great rival, world #2 Rafael Nadal.
With the win, Federer moves on to the tournament semifinals. And despite his loss, Nadal has a chance to stay in the tournament with a win Thursday.
Both are big faves here at Best Player, and prior to this season’s amazing run from new world #1 Novak Djokovic, both vied for many years for the coveted spot at the top of the men’s game. Federer may not be the best in the world at the moment, but his demolition of Rafa shows he’s still got plenty in him…and at just 30, he may even have a chance to reclaim his #1 ranking next year.
Rumours from Nadal’s camp have it that Rafa was deeply disturbed by seeing his long-time adversary sporting such a gruesome moustache. “That thing on his face was so hideous I couldn’t concentrate on my returns,” sources claim to have heard him mutter.