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Federer Sets Sights On Madrid

Roger Federer has confirmed that he will take part in the Mutua Madrid Open, which starts on 1 May. Federer, No.3 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, is a three-time champion at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event (2006, 2009 and 2012).

Madrid was not on Federer’s schedule at the beginning of the year, but the Swiss’ agent, Tony Godsick, confirmed today that he will play. Last year, Federer lost in the second round to Nick Kyrgios, 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 7-6(12).

The 34 year old comes into the event with a 10-3 record in 2016. Madrid will be Federer’s second clay-court tournament of the season and his fourth of the year. He reached the final of Brisbane (l. to Raonic) and the semi-finals of the Australian Open (l. to Djokovic) before missing three months due to knee surgery. In his comeback event, he reached the quarter-finals of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters before losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three sets.

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  1. A. Ramos will meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in today’s game played in Mutua Madrid Open. In their last H2H meeting played at Shanghai Open, Tsonga won the match with 2:1. I wonder if Tsonga prepared us with a surprise today. Based on the past results of the two players, I would expect Tsonga to perform well during this game and go for a victory. It should be interesting to see if Tsonga will win by 2 sets difference as his last head to head meeting.

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