Rafael Nadal Beats Roger Federer on Clay
Rafael Nadal is looking for his fifth title from the French Open, and if the tournament he just played in Madrid against Roger Federer is any indication, he will, because the man has been on fire lately on clay courts. Nadal won the Madrid Open for his 18th Masters 1000 title this last Sunday, playing against Roger Federer and ending up with a final of 6-4,7-6. Nadal has an amazing 15-0 on clay this year. When asked if he was a favorite to win the French Open, which starts on May 23rd, Nadal only said that last year he was favorite and he lost.
Fans of Rafael Nadal are glad to see him back in top form this year, after knee injuries kept him from doing so well last season and last year in this particular tournament it was Nadal and Roger Federer in the final but the result was reversed. Now, Nadal has one more Masters 1000 Title than Andre Agassi and two more titles than Federer. He said that he though the most important thing was winning at home and that anytime he can win in Madrid it is a dream come true. He also said that he is thinking about the ranking, because his opponent will make it difficult.
This year, Rafael Nadal won titles in Monte Carlo and in Rome and became the first player ever to win all three of those titles in the same season. It may surprise Federer fans to find out that Nadal is actually 14-7 in all time against Roger Federer and that his clay average sits at 10-2. Federer was quoted as saying that “Rafa” played a great clay court season. The Madrid Masters Tournament also featured a woman's final with surprising results. Aravane Rezai of France, who had been unseeded in this event, was able to beat Venus Williams with a final score of 6-2, 7-5.
Tags: French Open, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andre Agassi, Aravane Rezai, Venus Williams
Posted: 17th May 2010
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