Madrid Open: When Roger Federer Became the Only Player to Win a Title on Infamous Blue Clay

The Madrid Open is the most prolific clay tournament for Federer with three titles. In 2012, the tournament switched to blue clay where Federer clinched his 3rd title.

Roger Federer won his third Madrid Open title and became the first and only player to win on blue clay. 

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Second round against Milos Raonic

Federer lost the first set but then got past Milos Raonic on his first match on the blue clay.

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Third Round vs
Richard Gasquet

Federer lost just five games against Richard Gasquet in the third round

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Quarterfinals against David Ferrer

Federer easily got past Spanish stalwart David Ferrer.

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Semifinal vs 
Janko Tipsarevic

Federer defeated 7th seed Janko Tipsarevic in the semifinals.

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Controversy in the final

Federer lost his cool at the chair umpire after a controversial double bounce against Berdych in the final.

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Federer's win against Berdych

Just losing two sets in the whole tournament, Federer won the 2012 Madrid Open against Tomas Berdych.

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