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19th week – Madrid

I haven’t described this tournament as past ‘Masters 1000’ events this year, because I had a busy weekend (partying with friends from Breslau), and simply hadn’t time to watch any matches from quarterfinals and onwards.  There was a big surprise … Continue reading

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Madrid – final

(3)Roger Federer d. (6)Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-5, 7-5                                                        [ 2:38 ] Federer as usual began … Continue reading

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Madrid – semifinals

2nd semifinal: (3)Roger Federer d. (7)Janko Tipsarevic         6-2, 6-3                                 [ 1:07 h ] Tipsarevic made a huge progress in the … Continue reading

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Madrid – round 3rd + QF’s

Quarterfinals Three quarterfinals were scheduled on Manolo Santana (Centre) court, but the first match on Friday between a powerful Juan Martin del Potro [11] and a smart Alexandr Dolgopolov [20] was held on Stadium 3. Del Potro was very solid … Continue reading

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Madrid – round 1st + 2nd

It’s the first tournament in history held on a blue clay (!) which obviously creates some controversies. The all-time biggest specialist of clay, Rafael Nadal complained before the Mutua Madrileña Open kicked off: “Madrid is one of the best tournaments … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Madrid – SF

Rafael Nadal for the second time this year overcame Roger Federer in the semifinal of a “Masters 1000′ event (previously in Miami). The Spaniard raced to a 4:2 lead, but Federer broke back and saved a triple break point at … Continue reading

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Madrid – QF

In the first quarterfinal between two players with the same initials (T.B.) Thomaz Bellucci upset Thomas Berdych 7-6(2), 6-3 avenging three consecutive defeats against the Czech player. There was only one break point, converted by Bellucci at 4:3 in the … Continue reading

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Madrid – 3R

Unpredictable Michael Llodra [27] at the age of 31, not only achieved arguably the biggest clay-court success in his career, but also very likely will reach the highest singles position next Monday. The left-handed Frenchman, one of very few serve-and-volley … Continue reading

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Madrid – 2R

Roger Federer [3] raced to a 5:3 lead against Feliciano Lopez in the last match of the second round, and having beaten the Spaniard in all seven previous encounters, would have expected a standard 6-3, 6-4 win. Lopez somehow saved … Continue reading

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