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Lazy Sunday for these two..

Funny graphic shows Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal did not run during Shanghai final

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Roger Federer produced a masterclass today, beating world No 1 Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters, managing his fourth victory over his Spanish rival for the year.

Today's trophy is Federer's 27th Masters 1000 title. It also leaves him in the chase for the world No 1 spot this season.

Nadal remains on top with 1,940 points, but Federer could close the gap by playing and winning in Basel and Paris, where 1,500 points are to be won.

During the Shanghai Masters final this morning, Sky Sports had some pretty weird statistics for their viewers.

A visual graphic produced at the end of the first set, which Federer won 6-4, showed that both players had not run a single meter!

Seems like they just refused to give it an effort. It is clear that they possess unique skills on the court, but still, you have to run at least a little to win a Masters title!

Host Marcus Buckland saw the mistake and looked from the funny side of it: "I think they've run a little further than the stat is suggesting."

Former British player Greg Rusedski, who was also in the studio, joined the joke: "I think they might have just not got that one quite right."

Afterwards, he managed to get the television station out of the embarassing situation and kept going with the first set analysis as nothing really happened.

2017 ATP 1000 Shanghai Rolex Masters - Day 8

"You can see how well Roger Federer is serving, no break points faced and 83% first serves," Rusedski began the analysis.

"Second serve points won, 83% too. That is sensational. You are never going to lose a match from that position.

"Rafa needs to do something different with his positions - either standing in or standing back.

"He needs to try to find a way to put him off because so far he has not.

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"It's because the speed of the court is so quick and it is giving Roger some added oomph on the ball.

"When you think of the days where Rafa was dominant over Federer, it was on the slower surfaces."

We all know how brilliant these two are, but still, in this sport you can not win without moving on the court!

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Maria Sharapova
Novak Djokovic
Serena Williams
Andy Murray
Tennis
Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer

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