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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 34-23, 28-24 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    50 % Roddick – 28 of 55
    27 % Ferrero – 15 of 54

    Awesome service display from Roddick [12]. It’s weird that with those service numbers he was broken twice, but Ferrero [31] got them both being already a break down (in the 2nd set even a double break). So the Spaniard won three straight games from *1:5 (30-all) in the 2nd set, but the American trying to capture the title for the second time on serve, played a forehand winner, then fired three aces in a row. “I’m so happy I turned it round here in Cincinnati this week,” Roddick said. It was his first title under the Jimmy Connors guidance. Roddick believed at the time that Connors would help him to regain the status of the best player in the world, but it never happened… Ferrero beat all the best players born between 1976 & 1986, except Roddick – they met five times in years 2003-2008.

    Roddick’s route to his 21st title:
    1 Daniele Bracciali 6-7(6), 7-6(4), 7-6(5)
    2 Kristof Vliegen 6-4, 6-4
    3 Juan Ignacio Chela 6-3, 6-4
    Q Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4
    S Fernando Gonzalez 6-3, 6-3
    W Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3, 6-4

    Paradoxically the toughest match for Roddick came in the opening round as he needed 2 hours 34 minutes to beat Bracciali being two points away from defeat at 5-all in the deciding tie-break

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