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Women's Tennis Association

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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