With his seeding dropped from 3 to 17 in 6 months. Federer made a comeback this season post his injury and his withdrawal from the US open and the Rio Olympics.
With the top seeds Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray out of the picture in the initial rounds, it gave the fans hope for an ultimate showdown in tennis Federer V/s Nadal.
It was a thrilling match with a number of serves being broken. Both the players tested each other’s skills, making the match a five setter.
As it always ends in a Fedex- Rafa match; good words were exchanged between two gentlemen in the Post-match presentation.