Federer wins Hamburg Masters final
World No. 1 Roger Federer beat Guillermo Coria Sunday to win the Masters Series Hamburg tennis tournament â a clay-court tune-up for the French Open.
The Swiss Federer rallied after dropping the first set to snap Coria's 31- match clay court winning streak with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 victory. Federer improved to 32-3 this season in winning his 11th ATP title since the beginning of last season.
The 22-year-old also won Indian Wells, the Australian Open, and Dubai in 2004.
Federer, who is also the reigning Wimbledon champion, also won the Hamburg event in 2002.
Federer surged 152 points clear of second-placed Carlos Moya at the top of the ATP 2004 Points Race.
Coria, who was the defending Hamburg champion, had not lost on clay since last year's French Open semis.
Federer earned $470,000 US for the win. The French Open begins later this month.