Mutua Madrid Open Tenis Celebrates10th Anniversary
Mutua Madrid Open
Mutua Madrid Open Celebrates 10th Anniversary
The Mutua Madrid Open, held at the Magic Box, celebrated its 10th anniversary with the 2011 edition and to mark the occasion a gala dinner was held the Saturday before the tournament. Former champions Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Marat Safin were all in attendance.
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- Name: Mutua Madrid Open
- Category: ATP World Tour Masters 1000
- Place: Madrid, Spain
- Date: 07.05.2012-13.05.2012
- Draw Size: S-56 D-24
- Surface: Clay
- Prize Money: € 2,835,000
Facts & Figures
Nadal’s Winning Run Ended - World No. 1 Rafael Nadal’s 37-match unbeaten run on clay came to an end with defeat in the Madrid final. It was the Spaniard’s first clay defeat since the 2009 Roland Garros fourth round.
Federer Bows Out In SFs - Looking to win the Madrid title for a third time, World No. 3 Roger Federer bowed out in three sets against Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals. The Swiss dropped to a 29-6 tournament record.
Giant-killer Bellucci - Thomaz Bellucci ousted No. 5 Andy Murray and No. 7 Tomas Berdych to reach his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 SF. The Brazilian led Djokovic by a set and a break, but could not close it out.
Draws & Order of Play
Djokovic Dethrones Nadal
Novak Djokovic notched his 34th straight win as he brought to an end Rafael Nadal’s 37-match unbeaten run on clay by defeating the defending champion 7-5, 6-4 in the final. "I’ve played probably the best match of my life on clay against the World No. 1 and the player to beat on this surface." His 32-0 start to the season is second only to McEnroe, who began 1984 with a 42-0 mark.
Draws and Order of Play
Last edited by DexteR; 10-04-2012 at 01:59 PM.