Poll: Will Rafael Nadal End His Losing Streak To Roger Federer In The Shanghai Final?
by Tom Gainey | October 14th, 2017, 1:36 pm

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will meet for the 38th time tomorrow in the Shanghai Masters final.

Nadal leads 23-14 but Federer has their last four matches including three this year all in the first quarter at the Australian Open final, Indian Wells and Miami (winng the last 5 sets!). And Roger won both previous meetings in China in 2007 and 2006.

Federer leads 10-9 on hard courts and 5-2 in hard court finals.

Nadal hasn’t beaten Federer in almost four years since the 2014 Australian Open. But Rafa comes in on a 16-match win streak (all on hard courts) and seeking a tour-best 7th title of the year and third straight.

Who wins their first meeting in Asia since 2007? The match will be played at 4:30am ET (4:30pm in Shanghai).

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3 Comments for Poll: Will Rafael Nadal End His Losing Streak To Roger Federer In The Shanghai Final?

gonzalowski Says:

I have seen Rafa with the tank half empty, and this court is favorable to Roger for its speed; on the other hand perhaps now, compared to the first half of the year, Rafa has a better 2nd serve, and perhaps BH, and has played well all week.

come on Rafa!!!

Lylenubbins Says:

Rafa is in top form, Roger isn’t.

J.S. Says:

Team Rafa….Everyone thinks Federer has the edge, I hope they are wrong!
Rafa is on fire and would be really sad if he loses to Roger – Never been a big Roger fan until Laver Cup and that changed my mind.

Rooting for Rafa to win in 3….Also, hope Rafa bails on Basel, no reason for him to go if he wins Shanghai

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