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Well, well. . .Federer now puts the heat on Nadal big-time with this Shanghai win over his career rival. The No. 1 ranking for the year is in play, and Federer (now 4-0 over Nadal in 2017) positively owns the ATP World Tour Finals while Nadal has always crashed and burned there. Will Federer snatch up the top ranking in London, the way Andy Murray did last year? Stay tuned. Fed after latest win: "I'll figure out my schedule regardless of (battle for) No. 1 or not. When I'm prepared and ready good things do happen."

Peter Bodo, Tennis


Federer beats Nadal for fifth straight time.

Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters.

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Federer soars in Shanghai


WATCH: Federer, Nadal speak Chinese.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal showed their Chinese speaking skills at the Shanghai Masters in China.

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Federer: Can't win them all against Rafa.

Roger Federer speaks after beating Rafael Nadal in the final of the Shanghai Masters.

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Nadal: Federer played too good.

Rafael Nadal believes he's had a successful tour of Asia despite losing to Roger Federer at the Shanghai Masters.

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Kyrgios controversy

Federer in Shanghai


WATCH: Federer and Mickey Mouse hit it off.

Roger Federer showed he may have a future outside tennis following this dance with Mickey Mouse, in Shanghai.

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Federer links up with Warriors in Shanghai.

Tennis champion Roger Federer visits Golden State's locker room prior to tipoff against the Timberwolves in China.

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Shanghai Masters highlights


I feel 'no pressure' - Nadal.

Rafael Nadal talks about how important his health is going forward and how that takes priority over being world number one.

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Del Potro advances to third round.

Juan Martín del Potro beat Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-4 to move onto the third round at the Shanghai Masters.

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Cilic too strong for Edmund.

Marin Cilic powered past Britain's Kyle Edmund to advance into the third round of the Shanghai Masters.

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Nadal wins China Open


Nadal cruises past Kyrgios for China Open title.

World number one Rafael Nadal beat Australia's Nick Krygios 6-2, 6-1 to win the China Open and claim his 75th career title.

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Nadal targets Shanghai after China Open win.

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal spoke after his China Open final victory over Nick Kyrgios in Beijing.

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Garcia continues hot streak

Schedule reform

Halep beats Sharapova


Halep: I was at my best to beat Sharapova.

Simona Halep believes treating her third round clash with Maria Sharapova at the China Open allowed her to play some of her best tennis.

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No. 1 ranking up for grabs

Wuhan Open

Williams sisters

Laver Cup

Laver Cup highlights

Battle of the sexes


On this date: King defeats Riggs in 'Battle of the Sexes.'

On September 20, 1973, Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in just three sets in what become known as the "Battle of the Sexes." King's victory is considered a milestone in women's tennis as the public began accepting women in the sport.

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Davis Cup Semifinals

Sharapova speaks

Sloane Stephens


Stephens: 'I think everyone's just still in shock.'

Sloane Stephens describes her journey to becoming U.S. Open champion after missing the tournament with an injured foot last year.

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Nadal Wins US Open Title

Watch: Best of Men's Final

More Reaction: Men's Final

US Open: Stephens Wins First Slam Title

Women's final

More Reaction: Stephens Wins Open

Hingis' Double-Doubles Titles

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