Roger Federer wins 2012 Madrid Masters

Swiss Roger Federer returns a ball to Czech Tomas Berdych during their final match of the Madrid Masters on May 13, 2012 at the Magic Box (Caja Magica) sports complex in Madrid. (credit: AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU)
Roger Federer became the first ever men's tennis player to win a tournament on blue clay when he beat Tomas Berdych in the final of the 2012 Madrid Masters.

Watch and bet on live ATP Tour tennis at bet365>livestreaming>tennis.

Roger Federer won the Madrid Masters title on Sunday, beating Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-5, 7-5. The victory was the Swiss's seventh title in his last ten tournaments and he will now head to the Rome Masters as the world number two.

The 30-year-old has made no secret of his desire to regain the world number one spot and he was ruthless in Madrid, with some of his play evoking memories of his utter dominance of men's tennis at the start of the century. He came through some tough matches in the Spanish capital with his clutch play, in particular his serve, very impressive.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were both highly critical of the blue clay in Madrid and although Federer admitted it wasn't ideal, he showed great mental strength and maturity to adapt his game to the courts and in the end no player was able to live with him on the new surface.

Berdych came close in Sunday's final, winning the first set after an early break and the Czech did well to level the second set after going a break down himself. However, unlike Federer, the world number seven's serve let him down at crucial moments and he was broken at the end of both the second set and the final set, losing both 7-5.

Federer will now head to Rome as the world number two and that will stand him in good stead for the French Open as it will mean that he is likely to have a smoother passage to the semi finals than previously imagined. The Swiss has not won a Grand Slam title since Wimbledon 2010 but on current form he has to be considered one of the favourites at Roland Garros.

Recent Madrid Masters Articles

More Stories

Recent Articles

More Stories

Use this form to share new information about this story with an editor.

Use this form to share a photo or video related to this story with an editor.

Use this form to alert an editor about a factual or typographical error in this story.

Photo     Video

Sign me up for the Newsletter


Watch Live tennis here

  • £200bonus
    Watch & bet on tennis at bet365

    All bet365 members can watch & bet on tennis streams from the entire ATP & WTA Tour. When joining, you get a deposit bonus of up to £200 as well.

  • £25bonus
    William Hill Tennis Live Streams

    Watch and bet on officially licensed tennis streams of all the major ATP, WTA and Challenger events online with William Hill. Register with promo code MAXCASH for watch & bet streaming access and a £25 free bet.

  • £25bonus
    Live Tennis Streaming

    Watch and bet on the major tournaments in the 2015 tennis circuit live online when you join Unibet with promo code MAXBONUS-25

  • £25bonus
    Live Tennis @ Bwin

    Bwin is live streaming a host of ATP World Tour and WTA Premier tournaments online. To watch & bet live, join Bwin and place your tennis bets.

  • £25bonus
    New Tennis Live Streaming Service

    Ladbrokes have just launched a fantastic live streaming service. Watch & bet on all the action live on your computer or phone! Use the code MAXCASH25 on sign-up!

  • £10>20bonus
    Live Tennis online

    Watch live tennis online when you sign up to Paddy Power. The streaming is available in the UK, Italy & Ireland only. New punters can get a £20 free bet bonus.

  • £50bonus
    Live Tennis Streams

    Watch live tennis on Betfair. High quality streams. Comparable to the bet365 live stream service

All Reviews

Latest News

Share this with your friends

Your comments:

Roger Federer wins 2012 Madrid Masters

Roger Federer became the first ever men's tennis player to win a tournament on blue clay when he beat Tomas Berdych in the final of the 2012 Madrid Masters.

Read more »

Register now to watch live tennis - free!

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?