Greg Rusedski: 'Sensational Rafael Nadal played big points'

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning his men's singles match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during day three of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 6, 2013
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Greg Rusedski praises Rafael Nadal and feels that he was too good for Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals.

Former British number two Greg Rusedski has hailed the performance of Rafael Nadal during his win over Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday.

The world number one advanced to the final of the London event at the weekend thanks to a straight-sets victory over the Swiss in the semi-finals at The O2.

"What a sensational performance from Nadal," Rusedski told Sky Sports News.

"He really played the big points well and that was the difference between the two especially early on in that game where Federer had those three break points and couldn't convert, he defended them and when he got his chances he connected every time on break point.

"What was impressive from Nadal was his depth. The forehand was going so much deeper and even the forehand up the line. He just had every shot and was the better player."

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

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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
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