Federer wins Masters Cup title in Shanghai
Swiss Roger Federer defeated David Ferrer 6-2 6-3 6-2 for his 53rd career victory and fourth Masters Cup title Sunday in a battle of Fe- namesakes, according to CNN. The tennis great earned his eighth victory this year in a relatively easy performance, which is what his work has pretty much consisted of lately. He took home $1.2 million and a new Mercedes-Benz for his win, not bad for a few days work. The man has accomplished so much in his career, and the alarming fact is that he is still only 26 years old, with a ton left in his tank. His rivalry with Spaniard Rafael Nadal has made a fan out of a non-tennis fan, in myself, and has surely done the same for many other observers. ESPN's coverage of the match was pretty much identical as the AP story for the first few paragraphs until they put more emphasis on just how great of a season it was for Federer. His winnings exceeded $8.5 million this year and brought up the question of whether or not he is more talented than Tiger Woods, a question that a very select company can even fathom hearing. ESPN also wrote more casually, giving their own input, and it was obvious where they broke for the AP coverage and began their analysis.