In another great, but kind of predicted match, Rafael Nadal was able to beat out his fellow Spaniard, David Ferrer in their ATP World Tour Finals match. Nadal was able to win in straight sets, 6-3-, 6-2.
In an article from the Associated Press, found here on ESPN,
Despite his easy win, playing indoors will never be ideal for Nadal. The Spaniard has won all four Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympic title in his career but has never triumphed at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals.
“I like the sunshine,” Nadal said when asked about the difference between playing indoors and outdoors.
“The feeling on the ball, on your racket, is different” when playing indoors, Nadal said. “All of these small things that make you feel a little bit strange.”
The conditions didn’t seem to bother him Tuesday as he beat fellow Spaniard Ferrer 6-3, 6-2 on the indoor court at London’s O2 arena.
“I’m happy. The court is in perfect condition here,” Nadal said. “It’s a good start for me, positive one.”
Nadal came close to winning the event in 2010 when he lost in the final to Federer. He didn’t play last year because of a knee injury that kept him away for seven months before his successful comeback in February.
Nadal is in a round robin group of the tournament with Ferrer, Stanislas Wawrinka, and Tomas Berdych. Nadal will play again tomorrow, when he takes on Wawrinka.