Roddick outlasts Nalbandian in Masters Series

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Andy Roddick collected his fourth title of the year with a 6-1, 6-3 win over David Nalbandian of Argentina in the final of the Masters Series in Montreal.

Roddick outlasts Nalbandian in Masters Series

Montreal:

Andy Roddick collected his fourth title of the year with a 6-1, 6-3 win over David Nalbandian of Argentina in the rain-interrupted final of the Masters Series in Montreal on Sunday. The sixth-seeded American cruised to his first Masters Series victory helped by 27 unforced errors from the unseeded Nalbandian. The match started an hour-and-a-half late because of rain, which also forced the players back in the locker room for almost an hour in the second set when Roddick was leading 4-2. The 20-year-old took advantage of a sluggish start by his opponent and twice broke Nalbandian. The American, who was looking for his fourth tournament victory of the season and first Masters crown, closed out the first set 6-1 with a service winner. The pattern for the second set was established in the opening game of the second set when last year's Wimbledon runner-up committed another mistake. Roddick, who lost in the final to Guillermo Canas last year, broke the 21 year-old Argentine again. Roddick has now won 24 of his last 26 matches under new coach Brad Gilbert, who promised to go sky-diving with his pupil if he won in Montreal. (AP)

Topics : Tennis
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