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Roger Federer: 'The best man won'

Federer: 'The best man won'
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Roger Federer concedes that Kei Nishikori deserved to beat him in their Madrid Open clash.

Roger Federer has admitted that he was outplayed by Kei Nishikori following his 4-6 6-1 2-6 Madrid Open defeat to the world number 14.

The defending champion expressed his disappointment with the result, but conceded that he was beaten by a better player.

"I'm disappointed with my match. Today Nishikori played better and the best man won," BBC Sport quotes Federer as saying.

Nishikori said after the game: "It's the biggest win for me, especially on clay."

The result marks the Japanese player's first career victory over Federer.


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