Defending champion Roger Federer has won the Cincinnati Masters, beating Mardy Fish 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the final on Sunday.This content was published on August 23, 2010 - 07:52
The Swiss tennis star ended a streak of three straight losses in tournament finals and said that he felt he was playing really well.
A well-rested Federer was barely on the court all week due to opponents who were not able to take the court due to injuries.
For the first time, the Swiss, the number two in the world, was pushed to the limit. Fish, ranked 36th, kept it close, dropping the final set after the match's only service break.
"Maybe I was just a touch fitter than him today," Federer said.
The Cincinnati win leaves him in a good frame of mind heading into the US Open, which starts next week.
"I've been playing well the last couple weeks, and [Sunday] was just another proof that I'm playing really well," said Federer, who won five straight US Open titles before losing to Juan Martin del Potro last year.
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