Nadal beats Federer to win Madrid Masters

MADRID: Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 in the final of the Madrid Open.

As the Spanish number two seed for the event, Nadal beat the top ranked player in the world in a tight match in front of a packed house of fans who were all cheering the Spaniard to victory.

Both players then held out until the tiebreak, where Nadal was the stronger player to win the match 6-4, 7-5.

In the women''s final the French player Avarane Rezai, ranked 24 in the world, pulled off a shock win in 6-2, 7-5 against Venus Williams.