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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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05/22/2009 | 06:08 AM
Dear ROGER
You played brilliantly . I think , it is very important for you and us. Winning on clay, in Madrid and against Nadal. We have been waiting for this. Iam so happy.
CONGRATULATIONS CHAMPION
05/22/2009 | 05:44 AM
tu es genial. je t'aime.
05/22/2009 | 02:49 AM
Revenge feels awesome....

HE beat you in your fAvorite sourface and and you got a pay-back in his, and besides that in his home crowd, feel so much better now for you.

We know you gain a lot of confidence and you make many players believe that Raf
05/22/2009 | 02:29 AM
Congratz Roger, we belive in you and we keep supporting you ! Keep walking like this !
05/21/2009 | 10:39 PM
"If he (Federer) does it, I'll be at least as happy as he will be," Santoro said.
05/21/2009 | 10:14 PM
Good Luck to Rolland Garros Roger.
You going to win your 14 title of Grand slam and do the Grand slam carrer
And to finish you are the best player ever
Good Luck
Lets go ROGER Lets go
05/21/2009 | 10:14 PM
Good Luck to Rolland Garros Roger.
You going to win your 14 title of Grand slam and do the Grand slam carrer
And to finish you are the best player ever
Good Luck
Lets go ROGER Lets go
05/21/2009 | 09:16 PM
need of the hour - a win over nadal....got it! gr8..french ahead!!
05/21/2009 | 08:30 PM
congratiolation roger i love you very very very very much
go to roland garros
05/21/2009 | 05:08 PM
congrats Roger
iam so happy for this performance
do it again in France u can do it