May 3, 2010
Weekend winners: Rafael Nadal, Justine Henin
Rafael Nadal's 17th Masters Series, which surpassed Roger Federer and tied with Andre Agassi, is probably the best motivation for me to get back into blogging.
You know what? Agassi achieved the feat at the age of 34 but Nadal is only 23!
Nadal defeated compatriot David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 after two rain delays to capture his 5th Rome Masters title in six years!
Now I can't wait for Madrid Masters and the French Open, where he fell hard last year.
In the men's doubles final, Bob and Mike Bryan beat fellow Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-3 for their 4th title of the year and 60th in their careers.
The retired Australian pair of Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde hold a record of 61 career titles.
Meanwhile, Justine Henin won her first title since coming out of retirement, defeating Samantha Stosur 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix.
In the women's doubles final, Gisela Dulko paired up with Flavia Pennetta to defeat Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik 3-6, 7-6, 10-5
(Images via Yahoo! Sports, Sina Tennis)