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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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05/21/2009 | 04:22 PM
Hi Roger, congratulations.! and bravo and 1000 congratulations what a wonderful moment roger i m very happy to see u back on winning stage hoping to repeat this form in Paris u can do it but u have to work hard to control ur unforced errors n better ur s
05/21/2009 | 04:20 PM
Hi Roger, congratulations.! bravo and 1000 congratulations what a wonderful moment roger i m very happy to see u back on winning stage hoping to repeat this form in Paris u can do it but u have to work hard to control ur unforced errors n better ur serv
05/21/2009 | 04:03 PM
Roger--when you raised your finger at the end of the match, I could see the Champion's swagger and confidence in it! With that knowledge, I know you have the ability, motivation, and winning attitude to go get #14 in Paris. It is in your racket! You se
05/21/2009 | 03:25 PM
congratulation, dear Roger, I am glad that you back: Ding...... and i always believe you can win more...more than 14, more champions...


05/21/2009 | 01:58 PM
i am sorry that i think once that federer has gone.
i hope you the best in wimby and us open, and ofcourse if you made it in paris it will be awesome.
you have to believe in your abilities, that's the key
05/21/2009 | 10:51 AM
Congratulation Idol!!! Finally, you won your first title for the year! This will certainly help you to gain back your confidence as you get ready for the next Grand Slam. Just keep doing what you're doing, stay focus and give them the best of what you hav
05/21/2009 | 10:50 AM
Congratulation Idol!!! Finally, you won your first title for the year! This will certainly help you to gain back your confidence as you get ready for the next Grand Slam. Just keep doing what you're doing, stay focus and give them the best of what you hav
05/21/2009 | 10:08 AM
I enjoyed when I saw the face of Rafael Nadal, this sadness, goooooooooooo roger goooooo you Are The Best
05/21/2009 | 09:46 AM
Dearest Roger,

None of your true fans are surprised with your defeat of Rafa. The only ones that were surprised were Rafa himself, some of the media, and commentators.
It was not a matter of if, but when.
We all knew you are the most innately gifted
05/21/2009 | 05:21 AM
congratualtions, was a fantastic game! I enjoyed every minute