Roger Federer defeated world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4 to win the Madrid Masters on Sunday, Federer also won here in 2006 when the event was played indoors on a hard court.
It was only the second victory Federer has on clay against his top rival, with the other coming at the Hamburg final two years ago. The win also ended Federer’s five-match losing streak to Nadal, a stretch that included losses in the finals at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Australia.
Nestor, Zimonjic dominate doubles final
No.2 seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic defeated Simon Aspelin and Wesley Moodie in the final of the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open on Sunday, 6-4 6-4.
The trophy was Nestor and Zimonic’s fifth for the season and third-consecutive on clay coming off the back of wins at the Monte Carlo Masters 1000, in Barcleona and in Rome.