The Madrid Open has seen some impressive efforts over the years, with many players showcasing their highest level of skill. One of those players was Roger Federer.
Federer is one of the greatest players of all time and he has proven this time and again with his outstanding performance on the court and the countless trophies he has won.
In the year In 2010, Federer entered the Madrid Open as the defending champion, defeating Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4 in the previous final.
The Swiss star played Ernests Gulbis in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open. The pair clashed for an exciting hour and 53 minutes before Federer took down his Latvian rival 3-6,6-1,6-4.
Both stars put in some incredible efforts, but Federer produced the best of the lot. In the second set of the match, the pair were locked in a row until Gulbis sent a volley to clear the net. His shot had many layers, but the mighty Federer was undoubtedly not one of them.
Federer darted towards the net, hoping to land the shot in time. Federer responded successfully with a cheeky drop shot that surprised his opponent.
A brilliant effort from the Swiss star left the commentator with only one answer, “Oh boy. How good was that score? One of the few rallies where you’ll see lots of kills at low speed.
He then saw the mighty Federer face Spanish star David Ferrer in the semi-finals. The stars battled for two hours and six minutes before Federer was able to defeat his opponent 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.
Federer then advanced to the final of the 2010 Madrid Open, where he faced an upset Rafael Nadal. Nadal beat fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 2-6, 2-6 to claim the crown. Their match was inspiring and saw a lot of effort in an entertaining two hours and 16 minutes.
The opponents had a thrilling two hours and 11 minutes before the King of Clay defeated his Swiss opponent 6-4, 7-6 to clinch the match.
«It’s a dream to win here at home,» Nadal said after his 18th Masters 1000 title. «Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would win these three big events.»
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