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Nadal beats arch rival Federer to win Madrid Open

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Latest update : 2010-05-16

Rafa Nadal reasserted his dominance over Roger Federer on clay and laid down a marker for the French Open when he overwhelmed his arch rival 6-4 7-6 in the final of the Madrid Open.

AFP - Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) to win the Madrid Masters on Sunday, gaining revenge for the defeat he suffered at the hands of the world number one in last year's final.
  
Nadal collected his 18th career Masters 1000 title, one more than Andre Agassi and two ahead of Federer.
  
The Spaniard now leads Federer 14-7 in career meetings with ten victories from a dozen meetings on clay. Nadal has won six of their past seven meetings.
  
Nadal, who will retake the world number two ranking on Monday, also swept the spring Masters events on clay with a hat-trick of trophies at Monte Carlo, Rome and now Madrid.
  
The Spanish champion stands 28-2 in clay finals, his only pair of losses coming against Federer.

Date created : 2010-05-16

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