[Yahoo] Federer beats Roddick for Kooyong title (AP)

Rusty Backhand
01-15-2005, 05:01 PM
Roger Federer confirmed his No. 1 ranking and his status as the Australian Open favorite Saturday with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over second-ranked Andy Roddick in the Kooyong Classic final. Federer broke Roddick's serve once in each set, with the 23-year-old Swiss star lifting his game to another level when he needed it in his final warmup match before he begins his Australian Open title defense.