Rafael Nadal: 'Final bigger than Roger Federer win'

Rafael Nadal celebrates victory over Roger Federer during their semi final match at the ATP World Tour Finals on November 10, 2013
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Rafael Nadal says that getting to the final of the ATP World Tour Finals was more important that beating Roger Federer.

Rafael Nadal is adamant that getting to the final of the ATP World Tour Finals is far more important than a personal victory over Roger Federer.

The Spaniard booked his place in the final of the London event on Sunday thanks to a straight-sets win over the Swiss in the semi-finals at The O2.

"The most satisfying thing always is the tournament more than the personal victories," Nadal told reporters.

"So for me it's more important to be in the final in the last tournament of the year than having the chance to win against Roger.

"To be able to win the final is much more important than any victory against any opponent."

Nadal will now face Novak Djokovic in the final on Monday.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their group B singles match in the round robin stage on the second day of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London on November 5, 2013
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