Sunday, May 20, 2007

First Clay win for Roger Federer in 2007


About an hour ago, World Number one Roger Federer defeated his counterpart, the world number two ?Rafael Nadall on clay court of Hamburg in this year 2007 ATP Masters Series in Hamburg. Watching Federer, he prove to everyone that he has arrived to stamp his superiority on clay court. Federer started his clay-court season by reaching the final of the Monte Carlo Masters, he lost to second seeded Rafael Nadal. Federer lost in the 3rd round of the Rome Masters to Filippo Volandri 6-2, 6-4, a player who was at the time outside the world's top 50. The loss marked the 4th straight tournament Federer failed to win, making it his poorest career stretch since becoming World No. 1 in February 2004.
Today's win is his 6th win on clay court since he has become world number in 2004. It is hoped that he would take this win to French Open which seems to be the only Gram Slam that eluded him in his career.

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