Federer wins 12th Masters series title

By The Associated Press

MADRID, Spain – Roger Federer won his first Madrid Masters and 10th title of the season Sunday with a 7-5, 6-1, 6-0 victory over Fernando Gonzalez.

Federer became the first player in the Open era to win 10 titles in three straight years. The top-ranked Swiss player moved ahead of Pete Sampras with his 12th Masters series title – second only to Andre Agassi’s 17.

“I am the best right now,” Federer said. “In history we’ll never know, unless I break all records, but that’s still a long way to go.”

Federer didn’t drop a set in Madrid while winning his 19th straight match and third straight final.

Earlier this month, Federer won the Japan Open after capturing his third consecutive U.S. Open title.