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Hewitt Tops Roddick to Reach Finals of Tennis Masters Cup Tourney


Former world number one men's tennis player Lleyton Hewitt of Australia has beaten number two Andy Roddick of the United States to reach the finals of the Tennis Masters Cup tournament in Houston, Texas.

Hewitt took less than one hour to beat the second-seeded American in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. The loss cost Roddick not only a chance at the title but also the one million dollars that goes to an undefeated champion. Until Saturday, Roddick had not lost a match in round robin play.

The Australian faces the winner of the day's second semifinals between world number one Roger Federer and Russian Marat Safin. Federer is also undefeated so far in this tournament and has a chance to win the million-dollar payday. The champion is guaranteed $700,000.

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