Federer, 36, has been managing his schedule to get the best from his body.
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Roger Federer said he "saved the best for last" after he beat great rival Rafael Nadal for the fifth time in succession to win the Shanghai Masters Sunday.Another break to 36-year-old Federer in the fifth game of the second set put him in reach of a second Shanghai Masters crown – and a sixth title in 2017 .Federer, fondly known as "Cow" in China for his laid-back personality, started the better in grabbing the break and then rattled through his own service game for 2-0 .Nadal, 31, fresh from winning the U.S. Open and China Open, groaned while lashing many of his shots while Federer was all quiet efficiency.Nadal sent down his fourth ace for 5-4, only for Federer to seal the set with his seventh ace of the match.Nadal saved the first break point but could not survive the second one, to put Federer in touch of the title.
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