Roger Federer Wins Cincinnati Masters
Roger Federer ended a seven-month title drought on Sunday, rallying from a set down to beat Mardy Fish in the final of the Cincinnati Masters at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.
Federer, who had not won a title since his record 16th Grand Slam at the Australian Open in January, was looking for a big boost going into the U.S. Open, but appeared in trouble eary as Fish took the first set in a tie-break, 7-6. The Swiss world no.3 returned the favor in the second set then completed his comeback by squeezing in the only break of the match en route to winning the final set, 6-4.
The title was the 63rd in the ATP for Federer, who tied Bjorn Borg for fifth overall in the all-time Open era list. Federer can tie Pete Sampras in fourth place with a victory at the U.S. Open, which starts on August 30.
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