Ten Points Separate Tennis' Newest Rivalry for US Open Series Lead
Roger Federer defeated Andy Roddick 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Tennis Masters Canada today to move within ten points of Roddick's leadership position in the US Open Series. Federer's victory extended his winning streak to 23 straight matches. After winning in Indianapolis last week and reaching the finals in Toronto, Roddick moved into first place in the standings after three weeks of the inaugural US Open Series.
Nicolas Kiefer, the leader after the first two weeks, is now in third place, only three points behind Federer.
Lindsay Davenport remains the women's Series leader. She is followed by Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Francesca Schiavone.
The US Open Series is the six-week summer tennis season including 10 ATP and WTA Tour professional tournaments in North America leading up to and linked to the US Open, including the potential for the top three men?s and women?s finishers to earn up to $1.3 million in US Open bonus prize money.
Coming this week: The US Open Series continues this week with the ATP's Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati and the WTA Tour's Rogers Cup in Montreal. For the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, ESPN and ESPN2 will broadcast 22 hours of live tournament coverage with the final airing live on Sunday, August 8 at 4:00 PM ET on ESPN. ESPN2 will broadcast six hours of live weekend Rogers Cup action, with the final airing live on Sunday, August 8 at 2:00 PM ET.