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Federer beats Fish for Cincinnati title

FLYING FISH After losing 13.5kg, Fish gave Federer a good run for his money as his agility on the court meant he could keep up with the well-rested Swiss


The second set was even tighter, with Federer fighting off the only break point. He was more aggressive in this tiebreaker, coming to the net to take control, then closing it out with a 196kph ace.

Federer got the only service break of the match to go ahead 5-4 in the final set, leaving him in a good frame of mind heading into the US Open.

“I’ve been playing well the last couple weeks, and today 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. “It’s nice knowing that the hard work already in the offseason after Wimbledon pays off right away.”

Bob and Mike Bryan won their 64th career doubles title, beating Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi 6-3, 6-4 to close the US$2.4 million Western & Southern Financial Group Masters.

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