Roger Federer got one over his old rival Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Masters 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday in a showdown between the two best players on the planet
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will meet in Sunday's final of the Shanghai Masters, just the latest chapter in their storied rivalry.
Nadal is suing Bachelot, who served as sports minister between 2007 and 2010, over remarks in March 2016 on French television.
Rafael Nadal is chasing a seventh title in a season and a hat-trick of triumphs on the trot, having been crowned US Open and China Open champion in recent weeks.
World number one Rafael Nadal won his sixth title of another remarkable year as he punished a disgruntled Nick Kyrgios at the China Open on Sunday.
Nadal revved up a gear against Isner to surge through the second-set tie break, although there was concern at one point during the set when he appeared to be suffering an eye problem.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer took Team Europe to within two wins of lifting the Laver Cup on Saturday after they played doubles together for the first time, but ruled out a full-time partnership on the tour.
Roger Federer introduced Rafael Nadal for the Laver Cup and the Spaniard's reaction to it was just pure gold.
With four matches a day -- three singles and a doubles, the players can earn a point for each win on Friday, two on Saturday and three on Sunday.
This year the centre court at Barcelona's Royal Tennis Club that hosts the Barcelona Open was renamed the Rafael Nadal Court.
World number one Nadal defeated South Africa's world number 32 Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in a brutally one-sided final during which he did not face a break point.
Rafael Nadal defeated Argentine 24th seed Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 to book a date in Sunday's final against South African 28th seed Kevin Anderson.
World number one Rafael Nadal powered into his 23rd career Grand Slam final on Friday, routing Argentina's 24th-seeded Juan Martin del Potro.
"The way I played or am playing right now, it's not good enough in my opinion to win this tournament," said Roger Federer.
Nadal and Federer, two of the greatest players of all time, have met 37 times, including 12 at the Grand Slams, but never in New York.
World number Rafael Nadal advanced to the US Open semi-finals on Wednesday by defeating Russian teen Andrey Rublev 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.
Pablo Carreno Busta beat Argentine 29th seed Diego Schartzman 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.
World number one Rafael Nadal notched up his 50th win at the US Open on Monday to reach the quarter-finals for the seventh time.