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Last Updated: Sunday, 19 August 2007, 21:38 GMT 22:38 UK
Federer clinches Cincinnati crown
Roger Federer
Federer's win gave him his 14th Masters Series title
World number one Roger Federer won his 50th career singles title with a straight-sets win over James Blake in the Cincinnati Masters final.

The Swiss player raced to a 6-1 6-4 victory in just 65 minutes.

Federer got off to an impressive start, breaking the ninth seed in the second game to take control of the set.

He broke again in the seventh game of the second set and after saving two break points in the next game, he served out for victory two games later.

The win allowed the 26-year-old to became the fifth-youngest player in history to reach 50 career singles wins.

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"I struggled for a lot of the week and was maybe a little lucky on Saturday beating (Lleyton) Hewitt in a third-set tie-break," Federer said afterwards.

"The scoreboard might not show it but I definitely had to play my best to win. It was a great week for me and I'm now really excited about the US Open."

Blake, who was appearing in his second Masters Series final, said Federer had simply been too good.

"From the start here I felt great," said the American, who has now lost all seven of his matches with Federer.

"Everything felt great until I ran into Roger, but that seems to happen to everyone a lot. Fifty titles is pretty good at what, 26. That's not bad."



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