Rafael Nadal has defeated Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the final of Madrid Masters and won his 18th Masters title on Sunday. He moves one Masters title ahead of Andre Agassi and two in front of Federer.
Rafael Nadal will make his place in the second position of men’s ranking which will be announced on Monday. With this victory, he dodged questions about being the favorite at the French Open which is scheduled to kick off on May 23, 2010.
Rafael Nadal reversed the result of 2009 after defeating his rival opponent Roger Federer. He and Federer faced each other last time in the Madrid Masters final which Federer won. Nadal has become the first player to have won three titles in clay court in a single year.