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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 | 02:24 AM
congratulations!!!!

take a rest roger.........
we need u in the US open!!!

kissssss
08/20/2007 | 02:22 AM
WOOOW Roger:)
Congratulations 5000 time You deserve it ;))
Congratulations
Good luck in US .....
Best wishes always and forever...champion "
'''Angel'''
08/20/2007 | 02:04 AM
My Congratulations......ROGER
really : very very great victory .....
really it was happy week end
to you and to us....
GOOD LUCK in usa's championship's open
08/20/2007 | 02:00 AM
Congratulations Roger!!!!! Nothing more to say. Await to see you win in the US open, too.

Love,
Mariko
08/20/2007 | 01:50 AM
You played masterful tennis today against Blake. It was a wonderful match to behold. I'm so happy for you and all of us fans.
jlh
08/20/2007 | 12:32 AM
You did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You needed it.
Now, take a little rest and work with your performance physique and mental, because you don´t need more tennis. You know that when you are in your zone,......
I hope you are happy, that is the o
08/20/2007 | 12:27 AM
Gooooooooooooooooodddddddddddddddddd!!!!
This means God!! and Good!!! jajaja
I`m pleased with you winning!!!

kisses

LEO

P. S: All the luck in the US Open. `We`ll be cheering you.
08/20/2007 | 12:18 AM
I just watched your match against Blake and of course Roger we all knew you would win. Congratulations for this and we are all looking forward to watching you win the US Open. You just keep getting better all the time and you do it in your own way and I t
08/20/2007 | 12:14 AM
good job roger. congrat for your title no. 50 you are the best. i <3 u.
08/20/2007 | 12:01 AM
Just come back from the Lake in time to see you winning your 50th title. You played well Roger. Wish you all the best. See you to the Us Open. Alex
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