Saturday, May 15, 2010

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Roger Federer celebrates his win

Madrid - Defending champion Roger Federer reached his first final after Australian Open last January. He worked hard to outlast local player David Ferrer 7-5, 3-6, 6-3. He is closer to equalizing Andre Agassi's and Rafael Nadal's 17 ATP Masters Series or now ATP-Masters 1000 tally.

Last year's final will be repeated as Federer will take on Rafael Nadal who defeated another Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 4-6, 6-2, and 6-2 in the semi-final.

Federer said after his victory: "I think I served really well. In the first set, there was some of my best serving in a long time.

"I knew on clay I was always going to go through a tougher period as well. That's what happened in the second set. I was serving with the old balls, the next change was coming and then one game after, I missed the two first serves, double faulted on the third and I was down 0-40 and he took advantage of that and it just shows what a tough competitor he is.

"He's one of the great return players in the game on the second serve. He makes you work extremely hard and that´s why he´s been so successful on clay.

"He doesn't miss much and he fights like crazy and it works well. He´s really improved a lot of the last couple of years. So I knew the danger and I'm extremely happy that I prevailed."

This win becomes a boost for Federer to defend his French Open title next month.

quote from espnstar

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