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Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer, Live Tennis Score and Updates, Shanghai Masters 2017 Final

Federer beats Nadal 6-4, 6-3.
Updated: 15 October 2017 15:32 IST - Published: 15 October 2017 11:40 IST
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That was exquisite brilliance from the 19-time Grand Slam champion! 

And with that, our liveblog comes to an end. Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for staying with us.

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Goodbye!
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This is the first time that Federer has beaten Nadal fives times in a row.
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And with this loss, Rafa's 16-match winning streak comes to an end!
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So, for the fourth time this season, Federer beats Nadal. Their head-to-head rivalry is now 23-15 in favour of Rafa.
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Final score: Federer beats Nadal 6-4, 6-3.
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What a demolition by Federer! He wins his second Shanghai Masters title and the 94th of his glorious career!
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Rafa pushes his forehand into the net. And Roger wins!
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Rafa saves one.
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3 Match Points for Federer.
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Rafa dumps overhead into the net! 0-40
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No stopping the World No. 2. Federer continues to dominate while Rafa doesn't look his usual self, peppering error after error.

The Swiss is ahead 5-3.
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What a volley from Rafa! He holds on for 3-4.
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Unstoppable Federer continues his march. He leads 4-2

Can Rafa do any damage?
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And Federer BREAKS! Rafa's backhand sails wide.

Roger leads 3-2.
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Federer on the prowl! His foray into the net helps take the ball early and sneak in another break point.
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Here comes Rafa's BIG serve! Deuce
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And it's a break point for the Swiss!
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As Rafa's shots keeping dropping shorter, Federer takes advantage of it by hammering home a backhand winner. Deuce.
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Federer got to 30-15 on the Rafa serve. A forehand in time from the southpaw makes it 30-30
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Rafa got to 30-30 on the Roger serve but a break point continues to elude him.

It's 2-2
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Far better display from Rafa. He holds to love for 2-1.

Could that motivate him to keep putting the pressure on Roger?
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Rafa's shot ideas are good but execution is poor. He misses a backhand and it is 1-1 in the second set.
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Second set

It's a better start from the French and US Open champion, coupled with a few unforced errors from the 19-time Grand Slam winner.

Rafa holds for 1-0
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Can Rafa still take this to a decider?
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Roger did not even face a single break point in that set. What a performance! So much determination!
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It's all business for Federer. In 35 minutes, he wraps up the opening set, 6-4.
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Nadal holds to love. Can he produce some magic and break back?

Roger currently holds 5-4.
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Yet another comfortable hold for the Swiss. He continues to be relentless. He leads 5-3.
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And he holds. Federer leads 4-3 with a break.
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An angular backhand from Rafa saves him. 40-30
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Rafa moving Federer from corner to corner but is ending up spraying errors from his own racquet.

30-30 on Rafa's serve
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He is definitely a lot more confident than Rafa. But never count the Spaniard out. We know his fighting skills very well.
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Federer is sailing smoothly through his service games. After a love hold, the Swiss leads 4-2.
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Interestingly, it is Rafa who has 3 aces so far. In contrast, Federer has just one ace.
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Rafa holds his service game and he now trails 2-3
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The returns are where Federer is ruling at the moment and that has made all the difference. He has won 9 out of 19 return points so far while Rafa has just won 3 out of 11
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In his urgency, Rafa is also committing a few unforced errors and that is not helping his cause at all.
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The Swiss can do no wrong at the moment! Federer is simply playing sublime tennis.

He leads 3-1
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Rafa holds to 30 and is on the board at 1-2. But it is Federer, who has the upper hand with his attacking display and great serves.
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And Federer consolidates the break to 15.

2-0

Blistering start for the maestro.
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It's a 3rd break point for Federer and he converts!

What a start for the former champion! He leads 1-0
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Rafa saves both! Deuce!
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And Rafa faces two break points already!
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And we are under way! The first point on Rafa's serve goes to Roger.
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Rafa will serve first
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What a match it promises to be!
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It's about to start!
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The match is scheduled to start at 4.30pm IST ie 2pm IST.