Nadal beats Federer in Madrid exhibition

Switzerland's Roger Federer and Spain's Rafael Nadal shake hands after Nadal won their charity...

Switzerland's Roger Federer and Spain's Rafael Nadal shake hands after Nadal won their charity tennis match in Madrid December 22, 2010. (REUTERS/Susana Vera)

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MADRID -- World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and former top- ranked star Roger Federer played a charitable exhibition match for the second time in two days, as the Spanish stalwart Nadal topped the Swiss icon Federer in three sets in Madrid on Wednesday.

The reigning U.S. Open, Wimbledon and French Open champion Nadal, sporting a $500,000 Richard Mille watch, topped the reigning Aussie Open titlist Federer 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 on an indoor hardcourt at the "Magic Box."

On Tuesday in Zurich, in Federer's native Switzerland, the 29-year-old Federer overcame the 24-year-old Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 on an indoor hardcourt at Hallenstadion.

The Zurich and Madrid exhibitions raised approximately $5 million for the players' respective charitable foundations.

In official ATP matches, Nadal is still 14-8 lifetime against his long-time rival Federer, including a 6-2 record at the majors. The 16-time Grand Slam champion Federer beat the nine-time major titlist Nadal in the blockbuster final at the ATP World Tour Finals in London last month.

Federer and Nadal have combined to win 21 of the last 24 Grand Slam events.

The 2011 ATP World Tour season will get underway January 2 in Brisbane, which serves as a tune-up for the Aussie Open, which will commence January 17 in Melbourne.


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