cincinnati05federer_roddick

cincinnati05federer_roddick

Points won by each set: [ 28-22, 33-26 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
40 % Federer – 20 of 50
32 % Roddick – 19 of 59

Roddick [5] – the best player of 2003 – was in the shade of Federer [1] in the next few years. The American lost 11 consecutive matches to the Swiss, and after that final he’d lost to him the match No. 5 on the streak… he couldn’t even win a set in 13 attempts then. In that Cincy final he created an outlook to do this leading *3:2 (30/0) in the 2nd set playing good serve-and-volley tennis, but the advantage quickly evaporated. “He’s the guy that all of us are chasing,” said Roddick. “He’s the main guy and then there’s probably four or five of us (just behind). Maybe we need to do just a tag-team effort or something, join forces, like Power Rangers or something.”

Federer’s route to his 31st title:
1 James Blake 7-6(3), 7-5
2 Nicolas Kiefer 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
3 Oliver Rochus 6-3, 6-4
Q Jose Acasuso 6-4, 6-3
S Robby Ginepri 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
W Andy Roddick 6-3, 7-5

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