INTERNAZIONALI BNL D'ITALIA
RESULTS - SUNDAY, 19 MAY, 2013
Singles - Final
 R Nadal
(ESP) d  R Federer (SUI) 61 63
Doubles - Final
 B Bryan (USA) / M
Bryan (USA) d  M Bhupathi (IND) / R Bopanna (IND) 62
REVIEW NADAL & BRYANS CONTINUE CLAY-COURT RUNS
Nadal dismissed Roger Federer to win his 24th ATP World
Tour Masters 1000 title and sixth title of the season.
Nadal and Federer squared off for the 30th time in
their FedEx ATP Head2Head series. Nadal now leads 20-10.
By winning the title, Nadal will move to World No. 4
in the Emirates ATP Rankings, overtaking David Ferrer.
The shift means Nadal will be seeded fourth at Roland
Nadal has won 15 matches in a row,
capturing three successive titles in Barcelona, Madrid
Bob and Mike Bryan also collected their
24th Masters 1000 trophy and sixth title in 2013. They
won the Madrid-Rome double for the second time (2010).
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
Rafael Nadal: "If you told me four or
five months ago that after eight tournaments I would
have won six titles from eight finals, I would say 'you
are crazy'. To win three [ATP World Tour] Master 1000
and two [ATP World Tour] 500 tournaments is more than I
"All I can say is 'thank you for
the support and to my team'. Thanks to them I have the
chance to be here again and compete. I don't want to
think about Roland Garros yet. Let me enjoy this
Roger Federer: It didn't go how I hoped
and I was missing too many easy forehands and crucial
points. He does an incredible job returning form the
back of the court and it is hard because he covers the
court so well. You need to serve accurately. When Rafa
is at his best he creates opportunities in rallies and
dictates. It was difficult to change.
playing well and I am healthy, so I have everything to
play for next week. This week was good to get an idea
about what is working.
Bob Bryan: We knew we needed to play
very well to win this match and I thought we put in a
very strong performance. We're obviously very pleased
with the way the last couple weeks have gone and are
hoping to carry this momentum into Paris.
On Bhupathi/Bopanna: It's great to see Hesh
and Bops playing together again especially after their
strong finish last season. They're great for doubles and
we know we'll be playing the Indian Express again in big
matches this year.