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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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05/14/2012 | 04:17 PM
Roger, again, Felicidades! Estoy muy orgullosa de ti!
Congrats, I am soo proud of you.
Enjoy it! :) I can't stop smilling! :)
05/14/2012 | 04:02 PM
Congratulations Roger. You are the best and will always be the best even when you retire one day - it will have to be a super genius to overtake you. Good luck for the next tournament - Will definitely be watching every game you play. It was also lovely to see your pretty little daughters at the final. You can also win Roland Garros. Lets see what excuses Novac and Rafa come up with then. Lots of love and blessings from South Africa
05/14/2012 | 03:23 PM
It's title after title - where are the rest of the field? Wonderful, Roger World No.2 and winner of Madrid yet again (I love the blue clay, just hope it's less slippy for you all next time). Not far to No.1 now! Best of luck in Rome, Roger, I'll be watching every match....
05/14/2012 | 03:22 PM
Congratulations, Champ. Your mental strength has played an important role in winning crucial points in this tournament ,no doubt. Keep it up,you will win more.
Please practice hard and make a strategy to win French open
05/14/2012 | 02:58 PM
Congratulations Roger!
05/14/2012 | 02:55 PM
A fantastic win, Roger! It's been truly wonderful to see you holding the winner's trophy so often lately. You're the best!
05/14/2012 | 01:44 PM
Please take care Champ!!. If you don´t feel ok don´t play Rome. Your health is the most important thing for you and for us, your loyal supporters.
Tons of love
05/14/2012 | 01:11 PM
" MAESTRO " @ No. 2; No. 1 isn't too far..
It was a tough battle indeed but as usual you triumphed very well by the end..
When it comes to adapt to the playing conditions & many other senses, too you are the "MOST VERSATILE PLAYER" ever..
All the very Best for ROME .!!
05/14/2012 | 12:44 PM
WOW Roger, only one more step to NUMBER ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well done Maestro. Can't wait for Wimbledon to see you on our turf . I didn't mean to make a pun there, it just crept in.
Good luck in your next tournament in Rome.
Lots of love
05/14/2012 | 12:30 PM
Great win Roger, May you win many more tournaments like this. Waiting to see you lift a grand slam trophy. All the best.
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