Rafael Nadal & Soderling Advance into Final
Rafael Nadal will make his second consecutive appearance in the Capitala World Championship final where he will square up against Robin Söderling, the in-form Swede who stunned world number one Roger Federer today.
Nadal, who lost in the final to Andy Murray last year, looked in fine early season touch against David Ferrer to sweep through to the final, winning 7-6 6-3 in front of a packed Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex.
The world number two has lost his last two encounters against Söderling, who also ended the big hitting Spaniard’s record 31 match winning streak at the French Open last year, but Nadal says he is ready turn things around.
“Robin is a really tough opponent. He’s playing really well with powerful shots. He’s coming with confidence and he finished the season very well and right now he’s one of the best players in the world. I’m looking forward to taking him on again.”
“We are playing against the top players in the world. Sure, it’s good for preparation but at the same time, it’s good for your confidence to play good matches against the best players.”…