Roger Federer wins Madrid Open, moves up to #2 ATP ranking

Roger Federer returns to No. 2 spot in ATP Ranking after Madrid Open victory

5/14/12 in Tennis   |   JamesSmith23   |   1413 respect

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And the Swiss Maestro, Roger Federer is on his way to the first spot in the ATP Rankings. For now, the Basel native, Roger Federer will return to the second spot in the South African Airways ATP Rankings this Monday.
Roger Federer has been in blistering form recently. Roger Federer’s Sunday victory at the Mutua Madrid Open saw the 30-year-old equal the record for a 20th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title. Roger Federer, who has been in phenomenal form in recent weeks thwarted Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the Mutua Madrid Open final.
Just last month, Spaniard Rafael Nadal made the record for the most ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophies. Rafael Nadal acquired this achievement by winning the Monte Carlo Masters last month by defeating World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the final.
In spite of all the fame and fortune Rafael Nadal has gathered at such a young age, Roger Federer is the all-time leader with 258 Masters and 1000 match victories. Roger Federer, who can boast about a decade-long sparkling career, won the first of his prized trophies in Hamburg 2003.
This is the first time Roger Federer has acquired the second spot in the ATP Rankings since March 14, 2011. Roger Federer has been in stunning form for the past eight months. Roger Federer has rejuvenated his career since he lost to Novak Djokovic in the US Open semifinals in March 2011.
Since then Roger Federer has won 45 matches whilst seeing defeat only three times. During this period, Roger Federer has only lost once before the semifinals of a tournament. Roger Federer has managed to accomplish this achievement in nine tournaments. Roger Federer’s only defeat prior to the semifinals occurred against Andy Roddick in the third round of the Miami Open.
Roger Federer’s other bog victories from the ATP World Tour this season include his victories in Rotterdam, Dubai and Indian Wells. Roger Federer defeated Juan Martin del Porto in Rotterdam, Andy Murray in Dubai and John Isner in Indian Wells.
Interestingly, Roger Federer’s victory in the Mutua Madrid Open was his first tournament on a clay court since last year. Roger Federer last played on a clay court in Miami last year.
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