Roger Federer wins his first title in seven months

August 23, 2010

Roger Federer ended a seven-month title drought with a 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 win over American Mardy Fish in the Cincinnati Masters final on Sunday to send a timely reminder of his class just a week before the U.S. Open.

Federer captured his 63rd title in his 90th final and won his fourth title at Cincinnati since 2005. He also is 14-1 in finals against U.S. players, the lone loss to Andre Agassi in Miami eight years ago.

"I've been playing well the last couple weeks, and today was just another proof that I'm playing really well," he said.

"I was positive all the way through … even though I lost the first set. So I never got down on myself and doubted myself. I think that reflected in the game."

•The WTA's Montreal Cup semifinals and final were postponed until Monday because of persistent rain, the second time in five years the event has spilled over into a second week because of rain. Caroline Wozniacki faces Svetlana Kuznetsova in one semifinal while Vera Zvonareva and Victoria Azarenka meet in the other.

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