Roger Federer wins the Western & Southern Financial Men's ATP Masters tournament in Cincinnati.

The Men’s ATP Master’s Series wrapped up play in Cincinnati at the Western & Southern Financial Tournament on Sunday.  Roger Federer won his fourth title at the Western & Southern Financial Tournament.  The Western & Southern Financial Men’s ATP Master’s Series is held every year at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.  This tournament has grown each and every year since it’s inception in 1898.  Originally called the Cincinnati Open, this tournament is the oldest tennis tournament in the United States to be played in its original city.  This year’s tournament also featured a new 52,000 square foot media and players building.  In addition the tournament announced plans for an additional 40% expansion.

The Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio will be expanded by 5.4 acres to include six new courts, and a new ticket office and entry plaza, officials of Tennis for Charity and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced today.
The Tennis Center is the host of the annual Western & Southern Masters and Women’s Open, the largest professional summer tennis tournament in the nation outside of the US Open. The grounds are located approximately 20 miles north of Cincinnati.
Crews will break ground immediately following the men’s finals, to be held August 22, 2010.
Among the improvements in this phase, planned to be completed by the first day of next year’s combined event, which kicks off August 13, 2011:
· Six new courts
o One court with a seating capacity of 4,000 that will serve as a third television court for the 2011 combined event
o One court with a capacity of 2,500
o Four additional courts
· A 2,750-square-foot enclosed ticket office
· A 10,000-square-foot entry plaza with a 30-foot by 60-foot canopy and 9 gates
The new footprint of the Tennis Center will span 19.0 acres, up from 13.6 acres in 2010. The expansion will stretch to the North and East of the current grounds.
“With the tournament planning to host the men and women simultaneously in 2011, this expansion is necessary to accommodate the increase in tennis and attendance expected at the combined event,” said Ken Berry, president of Tennis for Charity. Tennis for Charity owns the land and leases the facility to the tournament.
The expansion plans will be designed by Browning, Day, Mullins & Dierdorf in Indianapolis, and the construction will be completed by Vector Construction of Northern Kentucky. Both organizations have been involved with the Lindner Family Tennis Center for more than 20 years. “The goal of the Master Plan is to create a festive urban tennis garden that generates excitement and action throughout the grounds,” said executive vice president, Greg Jacoby.
This year’s tournament marked the opening of the newly constructed player and media facility built into the West side of the 11,400 capacity Center Court. Also today it was announced, the 52,000-square-foot structure will officially be named the “Paul Flory Player Center,” in honor of the tournament chairman, Paul Flory. Flory joined the event in 1975 as tournament director and guided the event from a small tournament held at Coney Island to one of the largest in the world.
“Paul truly is a ‘players’ tournament director, and it is only fitting this world-class facility now bears his name,” said USTA President and Chairman of the Board, Lucy Garvin. “This building will forever honor the man who laid the foundation for this tournament’s great success.”
The Noble Visions was at the entire week of the tournament and we offer a look into the matches that were caught on film.  The images and matches are in chronological order from the first rounds to the final.
WEDNESDAY – AUGUST 18, 2010
**Andy Roddick vs Thiemo de Bakker    (9) Andy Roddick d. Thiemo de Bakker 7-6(4), 6-4  on Wednesday August 18, 2010**

Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick

**Rafael Nadal VS Taylor Dent on Wednesday August 18, 2010.  (1) Rafael Nadal d. (Q) Taylor Dent 6-2, 7-5**

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal eyes the ball

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

**Roger Federer VS Denis Istomin on Wednesday August 18, 2010   (3) Roger Federer d. (Q) Denis Istomin 5-2 Ret.**


Roger Federer's first match of the tournament

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

FRIDAY – AUGUST 20, 2010**Andy Roddick VS Novak Djokovic on Friday August 20, 2010    (9) Andy Roddick d. (2) Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5**

Novak Djokovic

Andy Roddick

Novak Djokovic

Andy Roddick

Novak Djokovic

Andy Roddick charges the net

Andy Roddick serves 134mph

**Roger Federer VS Nikolay Davydenko on Friday August 20, 2010 —  (3) Roger Federer d. (6) Nikolay Davydenko 6-4, 7-5**


Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

**Mardy Fish VS Andy Roddick  Friday August 21, 2010.  (WC) Mardy Fish d. (9) Andy Roddick 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-1**


Mardy Fish

Andy Roddick

Mardy Fish

Mardy Fish

Mardy Fish

SATURDAY – AUGUST 21, 2010

**Roger Federer VS MArcos Baghdatis on Saturday August 21, 2010. (3) Roger Federer d. Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 6-3**

Marcos Baghdatis

Roger Federer

Marcos Baghdatis

Roger Federer

FINALS – SUNDAY AUGUST 22, 2010

**Roger Federer vs Mardy Fish – Roger Federer won his fourth Cincinnati title defeating American wild card Mardy Fish in an epic 6-7(5), 7-6(1), 6-4 final.**

Mardy Fish battle Federer

Fish holds his own in the first set

Mardy Fish puts all he's got into it

Roger Federer in the finals

Mardy Fish

Mardy Fish

Roger Federer

Mardy Fish stretches for the ball

Mardy Fish

Roger Federer raises his fist and yells as he wins his fourth Cincinnati tournament

Players shake hands after an intense battle

Federer thanks the loyal Cincinnati tennis supporters

Roger raises the Rookwood Pottery commemorative trophy. The trophy is identical to the trophy at the first tournament in 1898

Roger talks to CBS

The tournament organizers and participants

Roger Federer wins the Western & Southern Financial Men's ATP Master's tournament in Cincinnati

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