Love -- It didn't matter that Rafael Nadal wasn't at his best on Tuesday. Even if he was, he still wouldn't have been able to defeat Roger Federer on the indoor court at the O2 Arena in London. The world No. 4 continued his impressive fall campaign with a dominant performance over his longtime rival, winning 6-3, 6-0 in an ATP World Tour Finals round-robin match. The two held serve for the first four games of the first set. Then Federer won 10 of 11 games on the strength of a sublime forehand. Nadal won nine points total in the second set.
15 -- The last time Federer and Nadal played was in the 2011 French Open final. The first set took 62 minutes that day in Paris. The second set went 72 minutes. On Tuesday, the entire match lasted 60 minutes. As one Twitter follower pointed out, Nadal usually spends that long toweling off during matches.
30 -- "ATP World Tour finalist Janko Tipsarevic." That's something that's actually going to be said on Wednesday, thanks to Andy Murray's injury. Amazing.
40 -- Yannick Noah still likes to run off at the mouth. This time, he got the entire countries of Spain and France angry at him.
Game -- A sobering conclusion to today's edition of Game Point: Tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET, HBO's "Real Sports" examines sexual abuse allegations against doubles legend Bob Hewitt. Picture the Penn State scandal (people looking the other way and all) but with young girls instead of young boys. Mary Carillo found four of his victims and talks to them on camera. Their stories sicken you. They make you angry. It's a must watch.
- Rafael Nadal
- Roger Federer