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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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08/22/2005 | 02:10 PM
Rogi,
I knew you would win this Masters. You played like a Pro that you are. Good Luck in New York
I hope to see you play there.
Friend,
Jade
08/22/2005 | 02:05 PM
Dear Roger,

Against Roddick, in the second set when you broke back him at 3-4, your tennis is unbelievable.

Your return of his explosive serves (@140mile/hr) and your forehand winners are the best to watch.

Even your tennis is almost invincible,
08/22/2005 | 01:48 PM
Congratulations! big win
Take another titles.
08/22/2005 | 01:28 PM
Congratulation Roger!!!
You are incredible. you makes your best tennis in the important moments such as the final with Andy.I'm very happy with this victory because has been difficult for you.
YOU ARE INCREDIBLE ROGERR thank you for this moments

Go
08/22/2005 | 01:23 PM
hey Roger,congrats on your Cincy win!its great to see u back on court and to your winning ways!keep up the amazing work!looking forward to watchin you defend your title at the USO..Cheers!!
08/22/2005 | 01:21 PM
You're the best ^^
forever Roger!!
08/22/2005 | 12:39 PM
way to go roger.. u are simply the best..
keep going..
all teh best
08/22/2005 | 12:24 PM
ANOTHER TITLE, ANOTHER RECORD ! You’re extraordinary, dear Roger !!!

The way you handle the challenge of the 19 year old boy, it’s simply amazing, after 1 month and a half off court ! Roger Federer rusty ? – So wrong… Now you won 3 Masters Series on Am
08/22/2005 | 11:42 AM
congratulations roger


good luck in the U.S open.


I hope you all the happinees



bluesky
08/22/2005 | 11:17 AM
great job, congratulations roger! all your hard work pays off with yet another win. good luck in USO