Thursday, March 26, 2009

Rafael Nadal goes for Roger Federer again!

The second tournament of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 began in Miami. Rafael Nadal, winner in Indian Wells, is looking to become the seventh player to win the first two tournaments in the Masters Series since its introduction in 1990.

Roger Federer is the only player to win the first two tournaments twice (2005 and 2006). Make a note of the first two tournaments of the Masters Series have always been in Indian Wells and Key Biscayne/Miami. Nadal can equal Federer for second most wins in Masters Series tournaments with a win in Miami, trailing only Andre Agassi (17).

Winning first two tournaments in Masters Series – Men’s Tennis
Year Player Nation
2006 Roger Federer SUI
2005 Roger Federer SUI
2001 Andre Agassi USA
1998 Marcelo Ríos CHI
1994 Pete Sampras USA
1992 Michael Chang USA
1991 Jim Courier USA

Most tournament wins in Masters Series – Men’s Tennis
# Player Nation
17 Andre Agassi USA
14 Roger Federer SUI
13 Rafael Nadal ESP
11 Pete Sampras USA
8 Thomas Muster AUT
7 Michael Chang USA

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