Rafel Nadal beats Roger Federer in IPTL

Rafel Nadal beats Roger Federer in IPTL
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Story Dated : December 13, 2015

New Delhi: Nadal edged out Federer 7-4 on a shootout, winning their set 6-5, as the Aces notched a 30-19 victory over the UAE Royals in New Delhi.

The Spaniard had three times forged a break ahead during the set only to be pegged back by the Swiss, playing for the first time in the competition this season.

The host team won all five sets of the match with Agnieszka Radwanska impressing for the second day in a row, beating Kristina Mladenovic 6-1.

The triumph strengthened the Aces’ position at the top of the table with time running out for their rivals to peg them back.

Three legs of the competition are now over with two to follow, starting in Dubai on Monday.

In the day’s other match, Nick Kyrgios helped the Singapore Slammers claim a 24-22 victory over the Japan Warriors.

The Australian edged out Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-5 in the final set of the match as he bounced back from losing alongside Marcelo Melo in the doubles clash against Kohlschreiber and Leander Paes.

Thomas Enqvist had given the Warriors a dream start with a 6-2 win over Carlos Moya in the legends’ singles tie but Dustin Brown and Karolina Pliskova teamed up to beat Paes and Kirsten Flipkens 6-4 in the mixed doubles.

The women’s singles was won 6-1 by Belinda Bencic of the Slammers as Flipkens lost her second tie of the match.