Sunday, 22 August 2010

Cincinnati Masters 22/08/2010

The Final - Roger Federer v Mardy Fish

I forgot the start time, doh doh doh!!!! Started to watch @ 5-5 with Mardy having to save 4 BP's. No breaks of serve sent the 1st set into the TB. Fish got the 1st mini-break to lead 4-3 but Roger got it straight back. It was then Roger's turn to get a mini break with a beauty of a FH but back came Fish with a lob, 5-5. Poor shot into the net gave Mardy his 1st set point @ 6-5 which it took. 1st set Mardy 7-6.

Again the match went with serve until 6-6 so it was another TB with Roger serving first. And it was he who got the first mini-break for 3-1. An unlucky shot from Mardy gave Roger another break and he served it out (7-1) to take the match into the decider.

Mmmmmm the standard dropped in the 3rd set & to be honest i got slightly bored. No player was able to take advantage of the others bad play. Until the 9th game when a shot into the net gave Roger a break, 5-4 and the chance to serve for the championship. 2 Championship points but the 1st went into the net, the 2nd hit long by Mardy and Roger is once again the Champion in Cincinnati.

Not a great match from Roger's point of view. If he was on full form he would of won easy but that has been Roger of late. Going walkies during matches, not taking advantage of opponents poor play. Will be interesting how he does in New York. No firm favorite for me there.

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