Federer and Nadal will play against each other for the fourth time within six weeks. After important match which they played in London, they met twice in exhibition matches – in Zurich and Madrid. Tomorrow, in New Years Eve they will play in the final of the exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi. Today in the semifinals, Federer again was better than Soderling (6-7, 6-3, 6-3) and Nadal again better than Berdych (6-4, 6-4).
Third year in a row, six notable players have been invited (Nadal, Federer, Baghdatis, Berdych, Tsonga & Soderling) to Abu Dhabi to play an exhibition tournament. Two years ago, the tournament won Andy Murray, Rafal Nadal was the winner last year after beating Robin Soderling 7-6(3), 7-5 in the final.
Today, in the first matches of the 2011 edition, Berdych beat Baghdatis and Soderling prevailed against Tsonga – both matches finished in three sets.