Roger Federer: 'Rafael Nadal consistency too good for me'

Roger Federer of Switzerland wipes his face between points while playing Rafael Nadal of Spain during the Western & Southern Open on August 16, 2013
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Roger Federer says that Rafael Nadal's consistency was too good for him in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals this afternoon.

Rafael Nadal's consistency was too much for Roger Federer today, the Swiss has conceded.

Federer was beaten 7-5 6-3 in the semi-finals of the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London by the Spaniard, as an unsuccessful year for the former world number one came to an end.

BBC Sport quotes Federer as saying: "I just struggled to stay consistent enough throughout the match, and that's why he deserved to win.

"I thought the margins were more on his side. He was playing more consistent. He was playing more solid. He plays the way he always plays.

"I just couldn't come up with the shots when I needed them, forehand or serve, moving forward."

Nadal will face either Novak Djokovic or Stanislas Wawrinka in tomorrow night's final at the O2 Arena.

Follow live text coverage of the second semi-final here.

Roger Federer celebrates his win over Kevin Anderson during round two of the Paris Masters on October 30, 2013
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2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060