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Another attempt for title no. 50

18.08.2007 | Tennis

Roger battled into the final of the Cincinnati Masters as Lleyton Hewitt saved three match points before falling 6-3, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-1) Saturday in a dramatic battle.

"This was a classic match. It's always tough stuff between us," Roger said. "Playing Lleyton makes me nervous. He makes you miss so much, I'm happy to to escape with this win."

It took a battle of two hours, 35 minutes for Roger to advance in a sweat with 18 aces. He produced 46 winners, 36 unforced errors and broke Hewitt three times. "I needed those aces. It was good to get some freebies once in awhile. He is so aggressive, and this is a quick court." Roger had to battle back from a break down in the final set to fend off a rejuvenated Lleyton Hewitt.

Holder of the 2005 Cincinnati title, Roger is keen to crack the career 50-win mark after being denied last weekend by Novak Djokovic in the Montreal final. "To earn my 50th would be really special. I just missed it last week by three or four points. I'll give everything I have to get it here." Roger now holds a 13-7 record over Hewitt and will meet either Nikolaj Dawidenko or James Blake in the final.

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08/20/2007 | 07:31 AM
First of all CONGRATULATIONS on your 50th title. It is truly a great achievement at age 26. I thought Blake would give you some trouble but you seem to pull it out the hat when you have to like any great champion. I think then you don't play that well may
08/20/2007 | 07:07 AM
Congrats ROGER for the 50. Now a century (100) is not far away!!

Nandan Shah
08/20/2007 | 06:59 AM
hi roger
how r u ? ,
08/20/2007 | 06:41 AM
Dear Roger
congraturation for the 50th title .I did not watch the match but I think you can do it.Because last week make we down.But now you make me prond of you.To get the champion of Grand slam at US open .
Good luck for and I am very sure you'll got
08/20/2007 | 06:34 AM
Congratulations to you on your 50th title! You are the greatest player on the world.
Good luck for the coming American Open! Just try to play without pressure.
08/20/2007 | 06:01 AM
Congratulations on your 50th title, Roger!

Wish you all the best at the U.S. Open! :-)
08/20/2007 | 05:44 AM
congratulations roger for your fifth title.......you are our champion for ever.......
08/20/2007 | 05:30 AM
Congrats on your 50th title win!!!!!!!!
It was an AWESOME match!!!!!!!!!!!!
Going into the US Open on a REALLY good note!!!
CAN"T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!
08/20/2007 | 05:14 AM
congratulations!!!for ur no.50 champion!!!
looking forward to US Open...and ur perfect performance!!!!
08/20/2007 | 05:02 AM
YOU DID IT AGAIN, My dear Roger (Leo). Congratulations with your 50th title. It was marvelous again. You were magnificent, baby. I will see you this Saturday in New York at the US Open for kids event. I can imagine how beautefull it will be. Dear Ro
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