Federer overtakes Nadal after winning Madrid Masters title

The Swiss,with 16 Grand Slam titles,will now stand behind Novak Djokovic on the ATP list.

Written by Agencies | Madrid | Published:May 14, 2012 1:27 pm

Tennis ace Roger Federer has become world No. 2 after winning his third Madrid Masters title against Czech Republican Tomas Berdych.

After winning the Madrid title,Federer has overtaken Radel Nadal in world rankings,the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Federer won the title after defeating Berdych 3-6,7-5,7-5.

“We both played a nice match,but Roger showed why he”s the star,” Berdych said,adding,”He was able to win in the conditions,it was well done.”

The Swiss,with 16 Grand Slam titles,will now stand behind Novak Djokovic on the ATP list after sending Nadal to the third position.

“I feel amazing,” said Federer,who came through on his fourth match point as Berdych ploughed a forehand into the net.

“This is a tough tournament and a brutal draw. I’m playing well and I’m so happy to win this once again,” Federer added.

The 30-year-old went level with Nadal on 20 career titles at Masters 1000 level,with both men sharing the overall record.

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