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Abu Dhabi: Starts The New Year winning

1/01/2011Rafaholics ™

Rafa Nadal opens up the New Year 2011 beating Roger Federer 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3) to defend his title at the World Tennis Championships exhibition tournament Saturday.

Nadal came back from 3-0 in the first tiebreaker to win the set helped by several unforced errors from the No. 2 Swiss, including a backhand that went wide and then a forehand long that gave the Spaniard the lead.

The second set was just as tight, with neither player able to break the other. Nadal used his much-improved served and his athleticism to gain the edge. He hit a cross court winner to go up 6-3 and then Federer hit a shot long to give Nadal the victory.

Last month, the two split charity matches with Nadal winning in Spain and Federer prevailing in Switzerland.

btw.. Happy New Year 2011 everyone! Let's wish for a year filled with trophy biting Rafa ;D


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