Nadal beats Federer in Madrid to claim 18th Masters title

09:21, May 17, 2010      

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Spain's Rafael Nadal (R) and Swiss Roger Federer (L) celebrate with their trophies after thier final match of the Madrid Masters at the Caja Magic sports complex in Madrid, on May 16, 2010. Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 in the final of the Madrid Open on Sunday. (Xinhua Photo)

Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 in the final of the Madrid Open on Sunday.

As the Spanish number two seed for the event, Nadal beat the top ranked player in the world in a tight match in front of a packed house of fans who were all cheering the Spaniard to victory.

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