Roger Federer had more winners and more unforced errors, and a slight lead in the shortest points up to four strokes. The defending champion allowed David to forge the lead in the mid-range and more widespread rallies that kept him in contention and carried it out.
It was Madrid's first final in the best-of-three format, and Federer picked up where he left off against another South American, Fernando González, a year ago. In the fourth game, a break was earned when Nalbandian missed an easy forehand and double faulted in the next to face a break opportunity.
The Swiss repelled him with a winning serve but played against another when his right hand landed in the net. An ace took Roger out of the danger zone, and he held on after three deuces to advance 4-1. The Argentine threw a backhand error a few minutes later to offer Federer another break opportunity, saving her but breaking up on the next thanks to Roger's deep return.
Two service winners beat Federer the set in the seventh game, moving up 6-1 after half an hour and looking good to wrap up another Madrid crown in style. Starting over, David held on in the first game of the second set with a service winner and forced two errors from Roger in the next to take his first break of the match.
Finding the rhythm, the Argentine hit three service-winning shots in the third game to confirm the lead before the Swiss threw a comeback win at 2-4 to create a break opportunity that could have sent him closer to the line of defense.
goal. Staying calm, David erased it with a winning serve and followed suit with the second before closing the game with a winning volley. With no room for errors at 5-3, the Argentine came back down 30-0 and finished the set with an excellent point at the net to muster up a huge boost before the decider.
With momentum on his side, David snapped in the third game of the final set when Roger sent a long backhand, catching the ball early and stepping in to time himself away from Federer's shots.
Federer ended his season prematurely
Recently, Roger Federer gave an interview in which he was asked if he was searching for another job? The 20-time Grand Slam winner was happy with the little things that matter most to him at this moment.
The 8-time Wimbledon Champion stated, “For now I am a happy father and I appreciate the fact that I can go back to driving a car. I hope to continue playing, perhaps in the future also as a television commentator. Why not, also on Sky Italia, like Ljubicic who I see now live”.
After that, he set his focus on the beloved, the Wimbledon Championships, but he lost in the quarterfinal which was a huge disappointment for the Federer camp. He then released a statement that he would be requiring another knee surgery. Due to that, he had to end his season prematurely and he would be missing from action for many months.