The 2012 Mutua Madrid Masters final sees Roger Federer take on big hitting Czech Tomas Berdych for the title.
Berdych has played superbly this week to reach his first Masters 1000 final since Miami back in 2010. The big Czech made his breakthrough back in 2005 when he claimed the Paris Masters title but so far that's the only one he's won. He's taken advantage of how the bottom half of the draw opened up, claiming a couple of superb victories over Fernando Verdasco and Juan Martin Del Potro and getting this far without dropping a set.
His semi-final win over Del Potro could barely have been closer. Both men are venomous strikers of the ball but neither man could cling on to breaks in each set with Berdych eventually edging the contest 7-6(5), 7-6(6).
"I am definitely very happy with the game I played here since the beginning of the week," Berdych said. "It doesn’t matter that much if you drop a set or not, it's just how it is. Sometimes you can fight through the whole tournament and then get to the final as well.
"I definitely felt that [Del Potro] was going to be the toughest one so far in the tournament, that was for sure. As I started I already had the feeling that he is going to be right and that it was going to be a tough game. I was confident to go for the match; I believed in myself and that I could do it."
However it would be something special if he can oust Federer. The Swiss has been brilliant over the past few days and he leads 10-4 on the head-to-head.
Prediction: Federer in two.