Madrid Open 2012: Roger Federer Beats Tomas Berdych For Title

Roger Federer won his third Madrid Masters, beating Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 on Sunday.

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2012 Madrid Open Results, Purse And More: Serena Williams Wins Big, Roger Federer Makes Impressive Comeback

There's one more huge clay court tournament before the French Open, but Roger Federer and Serena Williams look ready for Roland Garros after their performances in the 2012 Madrid Masters. Williams coasted through the women's final to win her second title of the year, while Federer pulled off an impressive comeback victory.

For his 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over Tomas Berdych, Federer took home €585,800 in prize money. Berdych won €287,225 for his efforts. The women were also paid extremely well; Williams won €631,000 while Victoria Azarenka took home €313,000.

Men's doubles winners Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski won €181,400, while women's doubles winners Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci took home €199,000.

You can check out the full men's and women's draws at the official site of the 2012 Madrid Open. Keep checking this StoryStream for more results and scores. For more from the 2012 Madrid open, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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Madrid Open 2012 Scores: Roger Federer Beats Tomas Berdych In 3 Tight Sets

It wasn't easy, but Roger Federer held off Tomas Berdych to take the title in the last pre-French Open warmup.

Federer looked shaky early, falling 3-6 in the first set, but stormed out to a 3-0 lead in the second set. Berdych bounced back, holding serve to make it 5-3, but eventually fell 7-5. The Czech couldn't control his powerful serve, hitting three aces in a pivotal game down 4-3 in the deciding third set, but also double faulting twice, including once to give Federer the game.He won both of the final sets 7-5.

Rafael Nadal will always be the favorite on clay, but after he fell to Fernando Verdasco, the door was open for Federer to take the tournament. He needed two deciding games to pull out the victory, but it's a win on clay a week before the French Open, which isn't bad by anybody's standards.

You can check out the full men's and womens' draws at the official site of the 2012 Madrid Open. Keep checking this StoryStream for more results and scores. For more from the 2012 Madrid open, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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Serena Williams Routs Victoria Azarenka In Madrid Open Final

Victoria Azarenka may be the world's top-ranked player, but Serena Williams had no trouble absolutely dismantling her to notch a victory in the Madrid Open final.

Williams, who took the 2011 season off due to illness, absolutely dominated a player who had looked unbeatable. Azarenka had won her last four tournaments, but Serena never struggled at all, breaking Azarenka's serve right off the bat and continuing to play strongly throughout the match. The match was over in just 64 minutes. She overpowered Azarenka with 13 aces.

Williams, who was ranked No. 9 in the world before the match, has won her last 13 matches on clay courts. With the French Open looming slightly over a week away, destroying the best player in the world on clay can't be a bad sign for Serena.

You can check out the full men's and womens' draws at the official site of the 2012 Madrid Open. Keep checking this StoryStream for more results and scores. For more from the 2012 Madrid open, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.


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Madrid Open 2012: 3 Finals Take Place Sunday With Roger Federer, Serena Williams In Action

Three titles are on the line on Sunday in Madrid, as the Madrid Masters concludes. The men's doubles final kicks off the day's action, followed by the women's final. The men's final closes out the day.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic and clay court ace Rafael Nadal were surprisingly claimed early in the tournament on the controversial blue clay. Roger Federer takes on Tomas Berdych in the final, with the latter gunning for his first ever Masters Series title. Federer won a Masters Series title earlier in the year, at Indian Wells.

That will follow the women's final between Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka, both the No. 1 seed in the tournament and the top ranked player in the world. Williams went through Maria Sharapova and surprising qualifier Lucie Hradecka in the previous two rounds to reach the final, while Azarenka went though Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska.

The first match of the day is the men's doubles final between Robert Lindstedt / Horia Tecau and Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski, a match that will not be televised in the United States. TV coverage starts at 7:30 a.m. ET on the Tennis Channel with the women's final. The men's final will be shown live afterwards, not before 10:30 a.m. ET.

You can check out the full men's and womens' draws at the official site of the 2012 Madrid Open. Keep checking this StoryStream for more results and scores. For more from the 2012 Madrid open, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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