2004 Houston Tennis Masters

Lleyton Hewitt vs Andy Roddick


6-3, 6-2



Australia's Lleyton Hewitt humiliated Andy Roddick by scoring the final 20 consecutive points to complete a 6-3, 6-2 semi-final victory at the ATP Masters Cup.

Third-rated Hewitt's devastating performance humbled the second-ranked American, who had made an unbeaten run through his round-robin group, and gave the Aussie speedster a chance at his third Masters Cup title in four years.

"I was moving extremely well, able to dictate play. I was seeing the ball really well," Hewitt said. "It helps if you're in the zone like that."

Hewitt advanced to Sunday's final, where he will face the winner of a later semi-final between Swiss world number one Roger Federer and fourth-ranked Marat Safin of Russia.

Disappointing Roddick, who won a tour-best 74 matches this year, was obliterated after not losing a set through his first three matches at the season-ending event.

"It's pretty self-explanatory. I didn't step up," Roddick said. "Lleyton makes you play at a certain level to beat him and I didn't reach that.











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