Recent Comments

Hugo on Eurosport beams Nations Cup matches: Really hoping Nigeria do well in this tournament b ...
Delivery Hero on England, France paired in Euro 2012: Can't wait for Euro 2012! ...
Wes on 2011/12 English Premiership Preview: Thanks Sybil, I think Man City cannot easily be di ...
Wes on 2011/12 English Premiership Preview: Thanks Bambo for the comment. I think its going to ...
Phil on 2011/12 English Premiership Preview: Good post, this looks like a very unpredictable se ...

Federer lands first 2008 title

Roger Federer beat Nikolay Davydenko when he retired hurt in the second set to win his first title for the year.

This was also Federer's first time to reach a final after the previous four attempts and I think thatís a good boost for him going into the clay court season leading on to the French Open next month.

I wonder whether the world number one would have won this tournament had Davydenko not retired because the first set was so tight it ended up in a tie-break.

In the second set the second seed had just broken Federerís serve but I think it was also too early in that set to come up with a conclusion.

The real test for the world number will be when he plays in Monte Carlo when he is bound to meet quality players even in early rounds.

david mcmahon
And Federer came back from two match points down, too ....

Thanks for the comment David. Yes, Ramirez had a good chance to beat Federer but he survived two match points. I am keen to see how far he will go at Monte Carlo.

Post a comment:


(required, but not published)


Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail