Nadal beats Federer to square charity series

Madrid: Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1 on Wednesday to square a two-match exhibition series for charity between the world`s top-ranked tennis players.

Nadal sealed the win with a powerfully angled forehand crosscourt shot in front of a capacity crowd at Caja Magica sports arena that included many of Spain`s leading dignitaries.

Nadal says Federer`s "gesture to play a game here to raise funds for needy people is incredibly generous."

Federer responded by saying it is wonderful that Nadal supports charities "at such a young age."

Federer beat Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday in the opening match in Zurich, Switzerland.

Bureau Report