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Tennis: Federer Captures Third Straight US Open Title


World number one men's tennis player Roger Federer of Switzerland has captured his third straight U.S. Open title with a victory over American Andy Roddick.

Federer picked up his ninth career Grand Slam title Sunday with a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory. He becomes the first man since Czech star Ivan Lendl to win the U.S. Open in three consecutive years. Federer is the first player in the history of the sport to win three consecutive titles at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

The 25-year-old Federer had his full arsenal of weapons on display as he served brilliantly against Roddick and quickly secured three breaks in the first set in front of a crowd of 23,000 at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

After Roddick took the second set in 37 minutes, Federer won the third set 7-5 with the only break coming in the final game. Federer got two more early breaks in the forth set against a tired-looking Roddick, taking the final eight of nine games in the final lasting two hours and 27 minutes.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP.

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