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Roger wins Madrid title!

17.05.2009 | Tennis

Roger produced a terrific display to beat Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4 and claim the Madrid Open title today!

 

It is Roger's first title of the season and only the second time he has defeated Nadal on the red dirt in 10 meetings - ending a run of 33 consecutive wins on clay for the left-hander in the process. He has now defeated his foe for the first time in five clashes, on clay and in Nadal’s native Spain.

 

Roger disguised his shots better than ever, using his forehand to great effect, and the look of relief of his face when he fired an ace down the middle to fend off a late surge from his opponent said all. Roger claimed a break of serve in each set, denying him a hat-trick of Masters Series titles after the world number one won in Monte Carlo and Rome. Roger broke the deadlock in the ninth game of the first set and clinched it in the next game when serving out to love on his first set point.

He then led 4-2 in the second and although Nadal had two break points to level at 5-5 he sent first a forehand and then a backhand just wide of the tramlines. Roger then sent down an ace to clinch the win that is sure to give him a lot of satisfaction.

 

 
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05/28/2009 | 06:22 AM
go rog go!!!!!!!!this year roland garros title is yours....all the best....
05/28/2009 | 05:04 AM
I Love You ,Roger!!!
Come On~~~
05/27/2009 | 08:58 PM
NOTHING SPECIAL,I axpected that,and just to say,u made me very HAPPY!!!Thank u!!!Thousands kisses.........<3<3<3
And I hope,u'll make that score in Paris,too....
05/27/2009 | 04:06 PM
Roger,I love u!!!!!!!Comgratulations!!!
05/27/2009 | 07:14 AM
AMAZING! Saving all 4 breakpoints, breaking directly at both chances, you are definitely the Greatest!

Now, stay motivated, use your momentum, win RG, and by this equal Sampras 14 and Agassi's Career Grand Slam.
05/25/2009 | 04:47 PM
I'm very happy...I know that .. you can do it and win R.G France too.
congratulation
05/25/2009 | 04:24 PM
Roger a very big fan from Mexico congratulates you for your championship in madrid. I wish you good luck for the Roland Garros. you can win it.
regadrs
mr contreras from MEXICO
05/25/2009 | 02:39 PM
Well Done Roger.
Perfect time to defeat Nadal in the lead to the French Open.
Good Luck. Roland Garros is yours.
05/25/2009 | 09:04 AM
its was a great perfomence we need the crown of rolland garros we love you
05/25/2009 | 02:01 AM
its already late for this comment but i will comment anyway. CONGRATULATIONS roger! you are are best! you made your fans happy and proud! ROGER FEDERER FOREVER!
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