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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 | 01:21 PM
Roger,

A simply glorious post-US Open streak, Roger! You played excellently throughout last year, of course, but as you stood 1000s of points behind Novak and Rafa, I couldn't have predicted you would be now No.2 - and a Grand Slam away from the top slot - so quickly. This week proved that, whatever the surface or conditions, you're the best there ever will be.

Good luck in Rome, my friend,

Jamie
05/14/2012 | 01:06 PM
Congrats Roger on winning your 20th ATP 1000 tournament and more importantly becoming no.2 in the world again.w Although for me and your fans you are always no.1. Your tennis was sublime, awesome and beautiful. All the very best for Rome and Paris. You are always in my prayers darling. First time I saw your daughters. They are so adorable, beautiful darlings. Wanted to kiss them. Ok champ you are one of my biggest inspirations and you showed it why you are.

Love and kisses,
Asad
05/14/2012 | 12:57 PM
Well done Roger,what a match we all knew you could do it.Good Luck in Rome have a good rest then go, man go,you will be our number 1 again soon.All our love from me and all your fans in Liverpool.xxxxxxxxxxxxx
05/14/2012 | 12:42 PM
I cant congratulate enough Roger you were amazing and what a final it was Berdych played so well it could have gone either way.
Now you are back to number 2 one to go hope you make it but there is very tough competition but I have faith in you.
Please dont nearly give me heart attack though will you HAHA I am always on the edge of my seat when you are playing good luck this week. It was nice to see your two daughters they are so cute you must be very proud. love Helen xxxx
05/14/2012 | 12:32 PM
Heartiest Congratulations!!!!
05/14/2012 | 12:12 PM
Love you Roger. Congratulations!!!!
05/14/2012 | 12:01 PM
Congratulations!!!
05/14/2012 | 11:27 AM
Well done Roger - such a brilliant match, I was on the edge of my seat! Great to
see you at No.2 again, only one more step to getting back to your rightful
position of No.1. Good luck in Rome and Paris.
05/14/2012 | 11:26 AM
Many congratulations, Roger. The way you never give up and keep your self-belief is truly inspirational.I love the way you serve terrific aces when you are down a game point and your patience to get the win you want. Whatever the individual gripes regarding the court, it's the same situation for everyone and you won!
05/14/2012 | 11:26 AM
Many congratulations, Roger. A tough tournament but you triumphed once again. Do hope you are feeling OK physically - no doubt you will make the right decision re Rome.

Wishing you continued success for the rest of the clay court season, and beyond! xx