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Indian Aces' Rafael Nadal sees off Roger Federer

New Delhi: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer produced an exhilarating display of quality tennis with the 'Man from Mallorca' having the last laugh on what turned out to be a blockbuster conclusion to the International Premier Tennis League's India leg, here on Saturday.

Indian Aces' Rafael Nadal celebrates his win over UAE Royals' Roger Federer in New Delhi on Saturday. Pic/PTI
Indian Aces' Rafael Nadal celebrates his win over UAE Royals' Roger Federer in New Delhi on Saturday. Pic/PTI 

Nadal-led defending champions Indian Aces maintained their stranglehold on the championship with a comfortable 30-19 win over Federer's UAE Royals. More than 10,000 fans turned up to watch the much-awaited contest between the two greats of the game and it was Nadal who emerged as the clear crowd favourite as well representing the local team.

The 'King of Clay', clearly enjoying the adulation, smiled and waved at the adoring fans who shouted their lungs out chanting "Rafa......Rafa". The crowds stayed away from the matches on the first two days but came out in good numbers to watch the two superstars of the game.

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