May 12, 2014

Trophy case ’14: Week 19

By TDB HQ In Archive

Mutua Madrid Open
Maria Sharapova def. Simona Halep 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
This is Maria’s second title of the year. Just like in Stuttgart two weeks ago, she had to come from a set down in the finals to win the trophy.

Rafael Nadal def. Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 ret.
For a set and a half, Kei was routing Rafa on the Spaniard’s beloved red clay. However, Kei’s oft-injured body broke down again. He was unable to sustain the high level of play and had to eventually retire from the match. Rafa claimed his 4th title in Madrid and 27th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown.

Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

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