2 Jan 2011

Nadal strikes psychological blow over Federer

5:27 pm on 2 January 2011

World tennis number one Rafael Nadal's won his first title for 2011 and it was over arch-rival Roger Federer.

Nadal beat the world No.2 Swiss star in the final of the Mubadala exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi, but it was a tight one with the Spaniard needing two tiebreaks to seal the 7-6 7-6 victory.

Both men are preparing for the Australian Open and they're set to clash again in next week's Qatar Open.