Rafael Nadal had a very solid and easy day against David Ferrer after being upset last month and now he will advance in the ATP World Tour Finals with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer playing and he won his match in straight sets 6-3 6-1 in less than 75 minutes.
The match was close at the beginning with Ferrer getting a break and Nadal as well, but after Nadal was able to pull off a second break, Ferrer had not chance to come back and when he went up 3-2, Ferrer only won two more games the rest of the way and now the number one player in the world continues that run and he was able to play very strong on his serve and that propelled him to a win on Tuesday in London and then in the second set he dominated.
Nadal started off strong in that set as well and pulled off a break early and eventually he went up a double break in the set before going up 5-0 and eventually Ferrer won a game, but clearly it was already over at that point. Nadal said that he is less focused on the number one ranking and he is more concerned with playing good tennis and based on the way he played against his fellow Spaniard on Tuesday, he is on the right track.
Ferrer was a bit sloppy on the day and that played into Nadal's hands and now he has the chance to move along in the tournament. Nadal returned to the O2 Arena after missing out last year with an injury and the 27-year-old is now in the top of Group A at the tournament and the Group B match with Djokovic and Federer will go down later. Nadal dominated the entire match with three aces to one and the two were tied at double faults and while Nadal was off on his first serve percentage, he killed on the first serve win percentage and that helped propel him, as did the 33 errors for Ferrer.
Nadal was out with his knee injury last year and Ferrer, who is ranked number three and if he wins again he will clinch the number one ranking. Nadal has had a great run back to the top and he will have to play against Federer or Djokovic if he keeps going and Nadal has shown why he is one of the best players in the world.