Tennis No 2 Meets Golfs No 1 in Shanghai

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Rafael Nadal said he hopes that rubbing shoulders with Tiger Woods will help him improve one element of his tennis.

Nadal said he lacked confidence on some big points in his loss to James Blake at the Masters Cup on Monday. It is an area where he could learn a few things from Woods, winner of 12 golf majors, the Spaniard said.

Nadal met Woods on Sunday, at the 10th tee of the HSBC Champions tournament. No. 1 Roger Federer and David Nalbandian also met with Woods earlier in the week.

Nadal said he admires the way Tiger plays in clutch situations.
 
'I always (watch) Tiger on the TV,' he said. 'He has unbelievable mentality. For me, that's very difficult.'