Federer and Nadal both lose
Saturday 31 December 2011
Novak Djokovic easily swept aside Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1 yesterday and will play David Ferrer in the final of the World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.
Ferrer upset Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2 in the other semi-final. Nadal, who won the tournament in the past two years, was nursing a sore shoulder and never seriously challenged his fellow Spaniard. Nadal said his shoulder "felt OK, not perfect".
"I knew before coming here that I was not ready to win a match against David Ferrer, not to win a match against Djokovic or Federer," Nadal added. "But I am ready to spend hours on court without risk of injury. That is the most important thing."
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