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Internazionali BNL d'Italia Sunday Men's Tennis Results
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

INTERNAZIONALI BNL D'ITALIA
Rome, Italy

RESULTS - SUNDAY, 19 MAY, 2013

Singles - Final
[5] R Nadal (ESP) d [2] R Federer (SUI) 61 63

Doubles - Final
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d [6] M Bhupathi (IND) / R Bopanna (IND) 62 63
 

FINALS REVIEW – NADAL & BRYANS CONTINUE CLAY-COURT RUNS
• Rafael 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 Garros.
• Nadal has won 15 matches in a row, capturing three successive titles in Barcelona, Madrid and Rome
• 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 ever dreamed.

"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 victory."

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.

“I am 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.”

 


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