2006 LAS VEGAS

Final

      JAMES BLAKE   v   LLEYTON HEWITT

7-5, 2-6, 6-3

James Blake recorded one of his biggest victories with his win over top seed Lleyton Hewitt in the final of the Tennis Channel Open on Sunday.
American Blake relied on big forehands, pinpoint service returns and solid net play to defeat the Australian for the first time in seven attempts.
"I'm happy to finally get a win against one of the best players of all time," the fifth seed told reporters after scooping his fifth career title.
"It was big hurdle. We had played a lot of matches that went back and forth where he came out on top every time.
"To get a win in the final, were the top players are usually playing their best, it's a pretty good feeling."
Blake is now projected to rise to a career-high 14th when the world rankings are released on Monday.
Two of the fastest players in the game, Blake and Hewitt stood toe-to-toe trading groundstrokes from inside the baseline during the first set.
Blake used his monster forehand to dominate on Hewitt's second serve and he showed his confidence by blistering his backhand down the line

with a minute margin of error on key points to win the match.
 

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