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Last Updated: Sunday, 12 September, 2004, 20:27 GMT 21:27 UK
Gamewatch: Federer v Hewitt
Result: Federer 6-0 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 Hewitt

All the action as Roger Federer beats Lleyton Hewitt in the final of the US Open.


Third set

Federer 6-0 Hewitt
Federer completes the win in style with another break, taking the match with a forehand winner and falling to the floor at the moment of victory.

Federer 5-0 Hewitt
Federer lets Hewitt back into the game from 40-15 with a double fault taking it to deuce, but the world number one holds with a forehand and an ace.

Federer 4-0 Hewitt
Federer is unlucky to lose his first break point of the game because of a bad line call, and the second slips away when he is forced into an error, but the Swiss star converts at the third opportunity to take what must be an unassailable lead.

Federer 3-0 Hewitt
Hewitt now looks unable to stop Federer, who closes in on victory with a love service game.

Federer 2-0 Hewitt
The match seems to have reverted to the pattern of the opening set, with Federer controlling the rallies and forcing errors on his way to what could be a decisive break of serve.

Federer 1-0 Hewitt
Federer looks to have completely recovered from his second-set wobble and holds serve to love.


Second set

Federer 7-6 (7-3) Hewitt
Federer wins the opening rally with a forehand and seems to take confidence from that, racing 4-0 ahead. The pressure is back on when he changes ends at 4-2 but Federer finds a big serve and goes on to take the set as Hewitt makes two backhand errors.

Federer 6-6 Hewitt
Federer gathers himself by finding a couple of first serves to force a tie-break, but it is Hewitt who has the momentum.

Federer 5-6 Hewitt
Hewitt is the man in control now as Federer makes more and more unforced errors. The Australian is in typical fist-pumping mode as he holds with a big serve.

Federer 5-5 Hewitt
The longest and most dramatic game of the match sees Hewitt save three set points and force his way back on to level terms by converting his fifth break point.

force two break points at 30-40 but Federer gather himself impressively and attacks the net, winning the point with a forehand volley. The Aussie does not give up, however, and forces another but Federer forces the error with a big forehand and

Federer 5-4 Hewitt
Hewitt forces Federer to serve out the set and the Swiss player's level of play has definitely dropped in the last few games.

Federer 5-3 Hewitt
Hewitt wastes a golden opportunity to level as he battles to break point and dominates the rally, before missing with a backhand with the court wide open. Again, Federer does not give up a second chance as he hits two aces.

Federer 4-3 Hewitt
The missed opportunity in the last game appears to affect Hewitt and he quickly falls to 0-40, but the former champion is not one to throw in the towel and he fights back with five straight points to keep the set alive.

Federer 4-2 Hewitt
For the first time in the match, Federer loses focus for a moment and allows Hewitt to fashion his first break point. The crowd is expectant as a comeback seems on the cards, but Federer simply fires down three aces to hold.

Federer 3-2 Hewitt
Slowly but surely Hewitt is gaining some sort of foothold in the match but he is still under extreme pressure from Federer, who fights back to deuce before the Aussie takes the game.

Federer 3-1 Hewitt
Federer looks to be increasing the power on his serve and Hewitt cannot respond, although he pumps himself up by querying a line call.

Federer 2-1 Hewitt
To the delight of the Flushing Meadows' crowd - and Hewitt's relief - the Aussie finally gets on the board with a backhand winner down the line, but Federer makes him work for every point.

Federer 2-0 Hewitt
The quality just keeps getting better from Federer, who ignores one of the worst line calls of the last two weeks to produce a stunning backhand and a lunging volley for his seventh straight game.

Federer 1-0 Hewitt
There is some hope for Hewitt as he gets to 30-30, and the New York crowd certainly wants him to get off the mark, but Federer slams the door with some more power hitting and it's another break.


First set

Federer 6-0 Hewitt
Federer wraps up a perfect set of tennis in just 18 minutes and Hewitt is heading for an embarrassing defeat unless something changes dramatically. The first love set in a men's US Open final for over 100 years.

Federer 5-0 Hewitt
Even Federer can rarely have played better than this - he takes another break with a flawless rally, finished off with a forehand winner down the line.

Federer 4-0 Hewitt
The world number one is totally dominant, controlling play with the power and depth of his forehand, and Hewitt has no answer as he loses another game to love.

Federer 3-0 Hewitt
Hewitt is doing his best to hang on in the face of some awesome Federer play but the Swiss forces another break point, and again Hewitt is forced into a double fault.

Federer 2-0 Hewitt
Federer hits an ace on his first service point and more heavy forehands leave Hewitt struggling behind the baseline.

Federer 1-0 Hewitt
Hewitt opens the match on serve and gets an immediate shock as Federer begins in blistering fashion, hitting three forehand winners before the Aussie double faults to give up the break.




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