Scary first set for Fed today. Was starting to feel like Rome all over again. Start of 2nd set wasn’t any better, until Fed found his mojo and handed Gulbis a “breadstick” in the 2nd and eventually closing it out in the 3rd.
Federer vs Gulbis results: 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Federer plays David Ferrer tomorrow. Federer‘s record against David Ferrer is 9-0. Let’s just hope Roger makes it 10-0.
Fed’s stats if he wins:
- If Federer win’s his 17th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, he will tie Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi. Federer would also equal Bjorn Borg’s record of 63 tour-level trophies for No. 5 on the all-time Open Era titles list.
- Federer has a 694-166 lifetime match record and is close to becoming the 10th player in the Open Era to surpass 700 match wins.
Rafa only needed 79 minutes to put away the fleet-footed Monfils.
Nadal vs Monfils results:
Rafa plays Nicolas Almagro tomorrow. Rafa’s record against his compatriot, Almagro, is 5-0.
Rafa’s stats if he wins:
- a record-breaking 18th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title
- Rafa becomes world #2 once again.
- At the age of 23, Rafa’s win/loss record on clay. 191-16. (Bjorn Borg‘s record – 245 39, Roger Federer‘s record – 143-44)
Rafa’s post match interview:
If the tennis gods keep the stars aligned the way they have, we may finally have a Federer/Nadal final once again. Keeping our fingers crossed here at GTT.
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More highlights from today’s men’s quarterfinals at the Madrid Open