2005 CINCINNATI MASTERS
ROGER FEDERER v ROBBY GINEPRI
4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Ginepri has reinvented his game this summer and his fitness is among the best on tour. Ginepri played a great match, battling hard against Federer in 90+ degree heat. Federer had not been in top form at Cinci, and this test was just what he needed to hone his skills for another masters event trophy and prepare for the US Open next week. Roger Federer lifted his confidence with a resounding comeback victory over wild card Robby Ginepri to reach the finals of the 2.45-million-dollar ATP Cincinnati Masters. World number one Federer's 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 triumph put him within a victory of a ninth title this year. He awaited the outcome of a later semi-final between third-seeded Australian Lleyton Hewitt and American Andy Roddick.
"I'm not overconfident, but very confident," Federer said. "I just know what I have to do. I know my game is in place now. Once I win a certain amount of matches, I know what I can do, what I can't do." Federer dropped the first set on a break but quickly got to work in recouping, breaking the 58th-ranked Ginepri in the final game of each of the next two sets. The victory boosted the stylish Swiss to 63-3 on the season as he aims to extend a winning streak in finals to 22 in a row. "I play the percentages extremely well in finals and on big points, well, I've been unbeatable," said Federer. "That's always what I'm looking for."
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