Madrid Open 2014: Daily Scores, Results and Schedule

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Madrid Open 2014: Daily Scores, Results and Schedule
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The top names in the tennis world descended on the Caja Magica in Madrid to tackle a fixture of the clay-court season in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament known as the Madrid Open.

Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka, David Ferrer and Roger Federer were just a few of the names in the hunt for a title at the major event, with Nadal holding on to his No. 1 ranking and successfully defending his tournament championship.

Maria Sharapova won the women's side of the tournament.

For Nadal, it was a tough challenge. The best in the world has been rather uncharacteristic as of late, losing back-to-back quarterfinals at tournaments he historically dominates. He says the best thing he can do is fight through the tough times, per the Associated Press, via ABC News:

I have been working since I lost in Barcelona. You have to continue and continue and continue, and think that things are going to work out for you. When you come from tough moments like this, you come back with a little more intensity to try to be back as soon as possible. That's what I'm trying to do right now.

The work continued in Madrid, where Nadal once again had to fend off Wawrinka, who was red hot after winning his first Masters 1000 title at Monte Carlo.

One name Nadal didn't have to worry about? Rival Novak Djokovic, whose arm injury is still not 100 percent. Per the AP, via ESPN, Djokovic put in the effort to make an appearance but to no avail. 

"I did everything possible in order to play in Madrid," he said, "but unfortunately my right arm injury has flared up again."

Losing a name like Djokovic hurt the tournament, but not as much as it would have in past years thanks to an incredibly stacked field.

With Nadal a bit down on his luck until this event, this was clearly a must-see event.

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