No blues for Roger on Madrid clay
Roger Federer came from a set down to claim the Madrid Masters in a thrilling final against Tomas Berdych on Sunday.
The victory sees the Swiss star overtake Rafael Nadal in the rankings, moving him up to second in the world following the Spaniard's shock exit in the quarter-finals.
Federer had taken over a month off ahead of the tournament but looked at home on his return the court and didn't appear to have any trouble with the controversial blue clay being used in the Spanish capital.
In a tense final his Czech opponent took the first set after breaking serve in the second game and looked as if he was going to dominate due to his superior power.
However after that Berdych imploded, missing a number of key shots, allowing Federer to run out a 3-6 7-5 7-5 winner and take his fourth title of the season.
After the match, Federer was typically graceful and said he is looking forward Berdych again in the near future.
"Congratulations to Tomas. I'm sure me and Tomas will play each other many more times," said Federer. "Thanks to everyone who made this event so special for us.
"I'm really looking forward to coming back next year."