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Third Madrid title!

13.05.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 3

Roger captured a third title in Madrid after defeating Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the final. It is Roger's 74th title overall on the ATP Tour!

 

"It is amazing to win here again," said Roger. "It has been a tough tournament. Tough to move, but you've got to try to make the most of it. Here there was some good tennis and some bad tennis, but you see that in all tournaments."

It was a rough, windy road to Roger's fourth title of the 2012 season. After ups and downs in the first two set, Roger had to save himself from 0:30 down several times, but eventually breaking Berdych to take a 5-3 lead. But the Czech came back with a break right away and Roger made use of the very last chance for a break to wrap up the match after 2 hours 36.

Roger now counts 20 career Masters titles, tying him with Rafael Nadal for the most all-time. Furthermore, our champ will overtake Nadal for No. 2 in the world as of tomorrow.

 
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05/14/2012 | 08:27 AM
Great Roger, yesterday i have had the sensation that you was not phisically to the top and there for i am very happy for the great victory. Thank for all the emotion you give to me! Mauro
05/14/2012 | 08:06 AM
im so so so happy.u r the king for ever,nice match and nice trophy.im sure u will return to the no.1 soon.best wishes in rome.i love u roger
05/14/2012 | 07:58 AM
Dearest Rogi,

Heartiest congratulations for a splendid week in MADRID and a glorious third title there! You've now won Madrid on hard, red clay and blue clay, which is pretty extraordinary! Your tennis has been sublime all week and I'm so delighted to see you start the clay court swing with such flourish!!!

ADAPTATION RULES!! And so do true champions!!

It was so good to see Myla and Charlene in the Players' Box along with your team! God bless!
Thanks, maestro!

All the best in Rome!
05/14/2012 | 07:53 AM
I am so happy for you! That was an amazing tournament and you are a truly a deserving champion. I was in Indian Wells to see you win the Indian Wells Masters in March and am so thrilled that you have continued your winning ways. It's time to party like its 2006!! lol Basel, Paris, London, Rotterdam, Dubai, Indian Wells, and now Madrid; this is a magical run your on Rog. Best wishes from San Francisco. =) Swiss Bliss
05/14/2012 | 07:50 AM
Congrats Champ!!! Very Very Happy!! keep it up!! good luck for Rome!!
Love from India.
05/14/2012 | 07:42 AM
Congratulations Roger! You did it well! Wish u can claim not just the no.2 rank but also the no. 1!
05/14/2012 | 07:40 AM
tht's a nailbiter and i'm beating at 150 in the 2nd set but u made it finally........ thnx for the aster show and i want u to win roland garros.. all the best roger
05/14/2012 | 07:35 AM
Tense but enjoyed the match. Many congrats to Roger the great player and a great person. Wishing him all the best for Rome and RG.
05/14/2012 | 07:34 AM
Roger..you are specialist in tough conditions, that everybody knows..unfortunately not Tomas..
Need to sustain in the ranking..our champ will be back to No.1 thats for sure..

Good Luck for Clay!
05/14/2012 | 07:25 AM
What a match!!!
I could not watch it but was following the scores online.
At some points i thought you were going to choke roger, but you proved me wrong.
This match proved that you are still the best even being 30 years old.
All the best for Rome masters.
:)