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Rafael Nadal Beats Roger Federer At ATP World Tour Finals (PHOTOS)

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Spain's Rafael Nadal (R) shakes hands with Switzerland's Roger Federer (L) after winning their singles semi-final match on the seventh day of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London on November 10, 2013. Nadal won 7-5, 6-3. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal ended Roger Federer's hopes of finishing a disappointing season on a high note, defeating the six-time champion 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday in the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals.

It was Nadal's first win over his old rival on an indoor hard court and his 22nd in 32 matches overall.

Nadal, who will finish the season ranked No. 1, is bidding to win the elite year-end event for the first time. He will face either Novak Djokovic or Stanislas Wawrinka in Monday's final.

Federer, who has been hampered by a back injury this season, has won only one title over the past 14 months. He played aggressively early but faded after losing the first set, making too many mistakes to threaten the Spaniard.

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