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Last Updated: Sunday, 17 August, 2003, 23:05 GMT 00:05 UK
Roddick lands Masters double
Andy Roddick beat Mardy Fish 4-6 7-6 7-6

Andy Roddick was made to work incredibly hard but finally overcame best friend Mardy Fish to win the Cincinnati Masters.

Andy Roddick
Roddick found it hard to beat his best friend
Roddick dropped the first set and looked decidedly out-of-sorts as Fish dictated the game.

But seventh-seed Roddick hauled himself back into the final in a tense tie-breaker and then won the title on a final set tie-break decider.

It was Roddick's fifth title of the year and followed his win at the Montreal Masters Series last week.

He is now number one in the ATP Champions Race.

Fish, 21, was seeking the first title of his career.

But despite matching Roddick stride-for-stride in an absorbing encounter, he failed to convert his two break and match points at 5-4 in the third set and Roddick escaped.

Roddick said afterwards: "It's hard to try and kick someone's ass who you like so much.

"Mardy has made impressive strides in the last year or so and he is working hard."

Roddick now takes a week off before returning for the US Open.

On current form, Roddick will go into the Open as a clear favourite to land his first Grand Slam event.




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