Sunday, May 17, 2009
First Title of 2009 in Madrid
Roger Federer poses with ball boys and ball girls
Madrid (5/17) - Swiss star Roger Federer won his first title of 2009 after downing world number one Rafael Nadal in straight sets 6-4 and 6-4. The match only lasted in 1 hour and 26 minutes. It is Federer's 15th Masters title and ends his title drought since Basel 2008.
Federer returns a shot to Rafael Nadal
This victory stops Nadal's 33 successive wins in clay. It repeated 27-year-old Federer's win in 2007 Hamburg final where he crushed the Spaniard in three sets.
Federer poses with Spain Prince Felipe after winning Madrid Open
Earlier, in the women's final, Dinara Safina proved her quality as the world no. 1 by a 6-2, 6-4 win over Danish Caroline Wozniacki.
Left to right-Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Prince Felipe, Dinara Safina, and Caroline Wozniacki
all pictures from reuters.com
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