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14.05.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 2

Roger Federer Wins Madrid Open, Beats Tomas Berdych In Final (Huffington Post)

Roger Federer rallied to beat Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 and win the Madrid Open for a third time on Sunday. While Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal had blamed the new blue-clay court for their early exits, Federer's biggest obstacle was to overcome an opponent who had beaten him in three of their previous five meetings. "It is amazing to win here again," said Federer, who will overtake Nadal as the second-ranked player behind Djokovic. "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."

Roger Federer shuts out surface noise to triumph in Madrid‎ (The Australian)

Federer defeated Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 and there was a smile at last on the gnarled features of Ion Tiriac, the tournament promoter, who has had to withstand the brickbats from the world's best and continue to jut out his famed goateed chin. If a 30-year-old Federer can win on his controversial surface, why bother too much about the rest? In truth, Federer might have lost in his first match in the event to Milos Raonic, of Canada, and there were moments in the final overnight (AEST) that suggested Berdych had it within his enormous powers to win his first outdoor Masters title.

Roger Federer aims to reclaim world No1 spot after win in Madrid Open (The Guardian)

Success in one of the upcoming grand slams could catapult him above Novak Djokovic to world No1 – a position he last held in May 2010 – and he would then equal and almost certainly break Pete Sampras's record of 286 weeks at the top. A buoyant Federer said: "Back then I was just trying to stay world No1 and I never really looked at Pete's record that much. I guess I could have chased it a few years ago, just really trying to beat that record. It's no secret for any player out there that you'd rather be No1 than No2. But I look at the long term, maybe if I wasn't good enough to break that record, then maybe I never will be."

Roger Federer rallies to win Madrid (ESPN)

"It was a tough tournament and a brutal draw. Tomas played very well," Federer said. "I'm sure we will see each other many more times and they will be quality matches like this one."

Federer Vaults Past Nadal Into World No.2 (New York Times)

Roger Federer won the Madrid Open on Sunday against Tomas Berdych, showing that at least one tennis superstar could come to terms with the controversial blue clay used for the first time in this tournament. Federer also claimed his third title in Madrid, as well as moving level with Nadal with a record 20 victories in Masters tournaments. Federer came to Madrid after a five-week Caribbean holiday and came within two points of losing his opening match against Milos Raonic, a powerful Canadian. After that, however, the Swiss champion went from strength to strength, outpacing David Ferrer and Janko Tipsarevic on his way to the final.

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05/22/2012 | 08:10 AM
The newspaper commenary is always appreciated! Only one thing you said in the Guardian: "But I look at the long term, maybe if I wasn't good enough to break that record, then maybe I never will be." You did forget to mention, or were too modest, that your record was continous, for all that time. Unprecedented! And you are better than good: you are a marvel." Take whatever comes your way, depending on pacing and draws: You are the mountain pek for them all!
05/18/2012 | 02:17 AM
Only a Master like you could win this game, Roger.
You're incredible!
I wish all the best because you deserve it, Champ.

Best regards, Roger.
05/15/2012 | 09:58 PM
I thought it was interesting when Roger called a serve by Berdych as good when the linesperson called it out and Berdych got the point. But when Roger hit a good serve, Berdych questioned it and subsequently the chair umpire told Roger to take a "first serve."
No wonder Roger wins "sportsmanship awards" regularly.
05/15/2012 | 06:26 PM
I like reading this!!! I'm looking for next matches!!! GOO ROGER!!! GOO!!!
05/15/2012 | 09:58 AM
yay!!!!!!!!nothing much better than this win can happen 4r d tym being.just hoping 4r 17 gs n #1 rank..if u stay focused the way u r ...all the best
congrats for d win against berdych.. n will smith gave u a really good suit.:)
love ya
your #1 fan
05/15/2012 | 07:57 AM
Well done Roger You are the champ you proved again to the world. Now go for the Ranking You Deserve No.1 in the world. You are the true champ and you will reach to the no.1 spot again I am sure. Best of luck.
05/15/2012 | 06:06 AM
Rogi! u made our day!!
05/15/2012 | 05:58 AM
Roger the main and most important thing you have stayed focus on your game
and no others distractions that is what a real professional do, congratulations
for all thes triumphs you deserve more than anyone,I wish no good luck because
hard work can do more as you have shown ,the best is yet to come.
05/15/2012 | 05:24 AM
roger!!! what a spectacular end to my already fantastic mother's day! your draw in madrid was awful... sooooooooo proud of you for prevailing -- over and over... and your daughters are precious... happy to see them with mirka in the stands... good luck in rome!
05/15/2012 | 12:39 AM
☆ Our great champion won major titles and enviable, an impressive curriculum an enviable record of a world renowned and respected tennis, I think you never fell in no time, just like any champion also lose some games, which is absolutely normal, but the course in its curriculum victories are much larger, you seem more of a winning machine than human's so amazing, who has won many major titles do not have to prove anything to anyone nor yourself, because skills and talents are born and not buy.
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