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Ninth title in 2005

21.08.2005 | Tennis

Roger made his return to the court a triumphant one, defeating Andy Roddick in straight sets to capture the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters title outside Cincinnati. Roger earned a 6-3, 7-5 victory on Sunday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center for his ninth title of 2005 and became the first player to claim four Masters Series wins in a single season. He now has an 18-match winning streak dating back to a French Open semifinal loss to Rafael Nadal.

 

"I got to get away from these people from the Tour [players, media and photographers]," Roger quipped about his six-week layoff. "It was good to be away, but it's very nice to be back." He improved to 10-1 lifetime against Roddick and has a match record this year of an incredible 64-3. He has won his last 22 singles finals since losing to Jiri Novak in the 2003 Gstaad title match.

 

In addition, Roger is also 29-1 in ATP Masters Series events this year, with his only loss coming to Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the quarterfinals at Monte Carlo, and he improved to 38-1 on the hardcourts in 2005. His last loss on a hardcourt came back in January when he was defeated by big Russian Marat Safin in the Australian Open semifinals.

 

It all adds up to Roger heading into the U.S. Open a week from Monday as the overwhelming favorite. Go Roger!

 
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08/23/2005 | 01:08 AM
Hi Roger,

I was so happy to see you winning another final yesterday! You put on a great performance, more of your usual brilliance. It's nice to see you win at Cincy - I know you have not had good results there in the past, but you turned it all arou
08/23/2005 | 12:51 AM
MEJESTIC

FOUR MASTERS IN THE SAME YEAR!!!!!!!
Roger you don't stop of amaze me .
your play is another time solid, and when you play of this manner you are really intractable.
go for US OPEN .
Only say them HERE IS ROGER FEDERER

kisses
stel
08/23/2005 | 12:10 AM
well done! you r the best keep going
kriko
08/23/2005 | 12:05 AM
Hola, Roger. Como te dije ayer, descorché la botella de champagne y rocié a todos los que estaban a mi lado, en honor tuyo. Realmente es un placer verte jugar.
¡¡¡CON LA SONRISA, LA SENCILLEZ Y LA FIRMEZA DE SIEMPRE, VAS A SER INMORTAL!!!

Un gran abr
08/22/2005 | 11:28 PM
Congratulations!

next stop, US Open!
08/22/2005 | 11:09 PM
Congrats Roger! I learned my lesson from Miami - when I had resigned myself to you losing when you came back and beat Nadal! I was very worried in the Ginepri semi-final but I reminded myself about Miami and I just kept saying "Come on Roger" to my TV a
08/22/2005 | 10:29 PM
Awesome Roger. We will all be rooting for a US Open victory. Truly a joy to watch your magical play.
08/22/2005 | 08:38 PM
More fabulous! yey! =)
08/22/2005 | 08:28 PM
Congratulations Roger,

I am so happy you have won another atp- final.
You make my day so happy if I see you play a match.

I only want to tell you that I am very happy for you and I hope you will stay number 1 of the world for years and ofcourse tha
08/22/2005 | 08:24 PM
Congratulations Roger on Another Masters win from a true master of the game!
You are incredible and how considerate to acknowledge your sweet girlfriend at the award ceremony. She seems to be a rock the way she stands by your every match. Please don't f
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