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Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal to meet in final for first time in 2 1/2 years

Roger Federer will face Rafael Nadal in a final for the first time in 2 1/2 years on Sunday at Basel, Switzerland.

The tennis greats each had straight-sets victories Saturday to set up a Swiss Indoors title match that is their first on-court meeting since January 2014, and first final since May 2013.

"It's fantastic for the fans, for the tournament … and for both of us," said the top-seeded Federer, after easing to a 6-3, 6-4 win against unseeded American Jack Sock in the semifinals.

Earlier, the third-seeded Nadal played his best tennis of the week in beating Richard Gasquet of France, 6-4, 7-6 (7).

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Petra Kvitova will play for her second WTA Finals title after defeating third-seeded Maria Sharapova, 6-3, 7-6 (3), in the semifinals at Singapore. The fourth-seeded Kvitova, who won this title on her first attempt in 2011, plays fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska in the final. Radwanska advanced to the final for the first time in seven appearances, beating second-seeded Garbine Muguruza, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5.

Sharapova had a 5-1 lead in the second set but couldn't push the match into a decisive third set. She served for the second set in the eighth and 10th games, but didn't reach set point in either.

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Joao Sousa advanced to the final of the Valencia Open in Spain after beating Vasek Pospisil, 6-4 6-4.

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