29 Nov 2010

Nadal says fatigue not a factor in defeat

3:20 pm on 29 November 2010

Rafael Nadal refuses to use fatigue as an excuse after his incredible year in top tennis ended in defeat by Roger Federer at the ATP World Tour Finals.

The 24-year-old world number one played one of the matches of the year to battle past Andy Murray in a three-hour semi-final.

But he found Federer in sensational form as he went down 6-3 3-6 6-1.

Nadal says he lost because played against a very good Roger Federer on one of his favourite surfaces.

He says the Swiss former number one is playing that well it's very hard to stop him. and although he had his chances, he didn't get enough.