MASON, Ohio – Roger Federer ended his mini-vacation with another Masters title.
A well-rested Federer beat American Mardy Fish 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1), 6-4 Sunday, winning the Cincinnati Masters championship. He was barely on the court all week because his opponents got hurt and his game was so good.
For the first time, the world's second-ranked player was pushed to the limit. Fish kept it as close as could be, dropping the final set after the match's only service break.
It's Federer's first Masters title since he also won the title in Cincinnati last year, ending a streak of three straight losses in tournament finals this year. His 63rd career title tied Bjorn Borg for fifth place in the Open Era.