I didn't know if I could be able to win it but I did know I was feeling great and that I could be ready for everything. During the season I don't do much, I prefer to play tennis. The difference probably is that I was playing sleeveless.
Open final, giving him his 16th career Grand Slam and third U. Clearly, whatever he's been doing has been working. Both physically, mentally and happy with the way I was playing. If we are in the pre-season, the gym work is higher. The biggest difference comes with the kind of work I specifically need for my tennis and the changes I have [made]. This is funny, if you look at many other players they are probably fitter than me.
He breezed past Aljaz Bedene in the opening round and posted straight-sets upsets over No. On five occasions, they were only a match away when one of the two lost.
SHANGHAI -- Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday.
Federer started the tournament with back-to-back five-set battles over Frances Tiafoe and Mikhail Youzhny, before he found his rhythm against Feliciano Lopez and Philipp Kohlschreiber.
The 19-time Grand Slam winner, who still trails Nadal 23-15 in their overall head-to-head series, didn't face a break point and started and ended the match with service breaks."I don't know what my expectations were going in," Federer said.
"I thought I might struggle early on because it was a late finish last night."I had no nerves before the match, surprisingly.
Federer said he was surprised to see the wrap and didn't feel Nadal was struggling with his movement.
In his postmatch news conference, Nadal elected not to discuss the knee injury, saying, "I don't want to talk about that now, sorry, but after losing final is not the moment."Asked if he would play upcoming tournaments in Basel, Switzerland and Paris, Nadal refused to confirm his participation.