Federer wins Thailand Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

World number one Roger Federer thumped second-ranked Andy Roddick in straight sets 6-4, 6-0 to win the Thailand Open in Bangkok on Sunday.

Bangkok:

World number one Roger Federer thumped second-ranked Andy Roddick in straight sets 6-4, 6-0 to win the Thailand Open in Bangkok on Sunday. Federer needed only 55 minutes to dispatch Roddick for his tenth victory of the year - just three behind John McEnroe's all-time record set in 1984. It was the eighth time in nine meetings he has defeated the American. One-sided contest Serving in the far court, the Swiss world-number-one took the first set 6-4 on this forehand down the line. The second set was even more one-sided. Off the Roddick serve, Federer moved across the baseline to deliver a spot-on lob over the American's head to take a 30-0 lead in the third game. Federer won the game and raced into a 4-0 lead when Roddick hit his return long. But that was the least of Roddick's problems. On the return, he aggravated an injury to his right elbow he picked up during Saturday's marathon semi-final win over Marat Safin. After receiving some courtside treatment, Roddick did his best to try and stay with Federer. But he was no match for the Swiss maestro. (AP)

Topics : Tennis
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