Memphis title: Haas downs Roddick

Tommy Haas beat Andy Roddick 6-3, 6-2 to retain his title in the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships.

updated: March 22, 2007 06:37 IST
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Tommy Haas beat Andy Roddick 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday to retain his title in the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships. The German completed a week in which he didn't face a break point in 47 games. Haas won his sixth straight final and 11th title overall. He also won in Memphis in 1999 and is only the second three-time winner of this event. Jimmy Connors, now Roddick's coach, won in 1978, 1979, 1983 and 1984. "I'm probably playing some of my best tennis," Haas said. "It's hard to compare to where I was four or five years ago when I had my highest ranking." Roddick, trying to win his second Memphis title, didn't come close to breaking serve. Haas gave up only seven points off his serve in the final, and two of those were double-faults. "I guess it is quite a good record," Haas said. "I've been serving well. Every time I get my first serve in, I feel like I'm dictating play. Against players like these, you have to really try to be solid on your service games." The German won in 61 minutes, and that might have helped his travel plans. He needed to fly to the United Arab Emirates for his Tuesday match in Dubai. "Everything was coming easy to him, and everything was a little bit of a struggle for me," Roddick said. "That's not a good combination for me," Roddick said. Haas, ranked No 9 entering the tournament, has not lost a final since Andre Agassi beat him in Rome in May 2002. This is the first time Haas has won titles in consecutive seasons, improving his record in finals to 11-9.