Back in Canada, Andy Roddick defeated David Nalbandian to capture his first Masters 1000 championship.

In his games, Nalbandian handed up more over half of the points and was broken five times out of the eight times Roddick presented a chance. Thanks to his powerful serve and first forehand as well as the shorter points up to four strokes, the American had a definite advantage.

He also performed better than Nalbandian in mid-range exchanges and uncommon shots made after the ninth stroke. He became the fourth American champion in Canada since 1990, following Michael Chang, Andre Agassi, and Chris Woodruff. He was a deserving winner.

It’s interesting to note that Andy had a break point in the opening game of the match, but he saved it with a service winner and blasted two more aces for a crucial hold. The fact that he broke in game two to close the gap following David’s half-volley blunder made it much more meaningful.

In game three, Roddick provided strong service to maintain the lead and establish a 3-0 lead with four victories. David lost another point in game six when his forehand landed long due to the lack of free points off the serve and the inability to pass Andy from the baseline.

As a result of his growing deficit, Roddick was able to take the set a little while later with a service winner. At the start of the second set, they traded breaks, and Nalbandian lost serve once more at 1-1 to inch closer to the exit.

The American broke Nalbandian in game nine as a result of his rival’s backhand error, delivering another confident hold for a 5-3 advantage. Thus, Andy celebrated winning the inaugural Masters 1000 title and the final American victory at this competition.