Madrid – final

(2)Novak Djokovic d. (1)Rafael Nadal   7-5, 6-4     
(2:17 h)  

Expectations were tremendous because on the same court two years ago they played the longest 3-setter in history and one amazing streak must have been finished in this final between the two best players in the world: either Nadal’s 37 consecutive wins on clay or Djokovic’s 33 consecutive wins (31 this year)! The local favorite had a double break point in the 1st game – Djokovic saved the first break point with forehand winner from his right-wing alley, maybe it was the crucial point for the final despite only five points were played… Ten minutes later Djokovic led *4:0 when Nadal came back on the right track, he cut the distance saving three set points at *4:5. In the 12th game the net-cord helped Djokovic twice (!) and the set went to the No. 2 in the world. Nadal electrified his supporters in the 1st game of the 2nd set winning a point after a hot-dog lob. He got the first break but D’Joke broke back immediately. Next seven games went with serves. Djokovic leading 5:4 played a couple astonishing backhands and won the Mutua Madrid Open on the second match point. He said about his 24th title (sixth this year): “Under the circumstances, I’ve played probably the best match of my life on clay against the World No. 1 and the player to beat on this surface. The way I played was just fantastic. I’m definitely satisfied with the performance and the overall tournament.”

Doubles final:
(1)Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan d. (6)Michael Llodra/Nenad Zimonjic 6-3, 6-3

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