Federer beats Nadal in Switzerland

ZURICH — Roger Federer has beaten Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the first of two exhibition matches between the world’s top two tennis players.

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Published: Wed 22 Dec 2010, 10:02 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:50 AM

Federer sealed the victory on Nadal’s serve with a backhand crosscourt return in front of 10,000 fans at sold-out Hallenstadion arena.

This was the first time they have played each other in Federer’s home country. The match raised money for the Swiss star’s foundation, which backs educational work with children in Africa.

The two rivals will be in Madrid on Wednesday for a return match in the top-ranked Nadal’s home country in support of his foundation.

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