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Federer rallies past Berdych in Madrid

May 13, 2012 at 2:06 PM

MADRID, May 13 (UPI) -- Roger Federer rebounded from a lackluster first set Sunday to get past Tomas Berdych in the title match of the Madrid Open.

Federer, seeded third at the event, racked up his fourth title of the year with a 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 decision.

It was the Swiss superstar's 74th career title, 20th Masters crown -- tying him with Spain's Rafael Nadal -- and his third in Madrid following championships in 2006 and 2009.

He became the event's first three-time winner with Sunday's triumph.

No. 6 seed Berdych of the Czech Republic fell short in his bid for a second 2012 title of after taking Montpellier in February.

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