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Nadal beats Fedex in final at Abu Dhabi

sports Updated: Jan 01, 2011 23:39 IST

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal started 2011 with a win over his main rival, beating Roger Federer 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3) Saturday to defend his title at the World Tennis Championships.

Nadal rallied trailed 3-0 in the first tiebreaker but was helped by several unforced errors from the Swiss. The second set went with serve until the tiebreaker, where Nadal hit a crosscourt forehand winner to go up 6-3 before Federer hit a shot long to give Nadal the win.

Molik, Hewitt cement wins in Hopman Cup
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