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Roger ready to match Borg

17.06.2006 | Tennis

Roger moved into the final in Halle today with a 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-3 victory over sixth-seeded Tommy Haas.

It was already Roger's third consecutive match over three sets - he is now just on victory short to equaling Björn Borg's grass-court record of 41 victories from 1976 to 1981.

"I could've — should've — closed it out earlier," Roger said. "Over all, I played pretty solid, but I didn't serve as well as I wanted. He converted only 2 of 16 break-point chances against Haas. "I returned well on the deuce side and had some difficulty on the ad side. Tommy either served better or I couldn't get the ball in play."

Roger will play Tomas Berdych, who defeated Kristof Vliegen, 6-3, 6-2, aiming at his fourth title in Halle. Roger holds a 2-1 edge over Berdych in their head-to-head meetings. Berdych defeated him in the 2004 Olympics but lost the next two encounters at the 2005 Hamburg Masters and in the French Open this year.

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18.06.2006 | 10:00
well done my dear , you will win the final i am sure .
good luck
18.06.2006 | 09:46
Good luck Roger. I believe you can defend your title here four years in a row. Go for it! =)
18.06.2006 | 09:42
come on roger,now equal borg andthen good luck for thebigW
18.06.2006 | 08:53
Well done, Roger! Good luck today against Thomas. I hop you beat him in straight sets and then you can have a somewhat more relaxing week as you prepare for Wimbledon. Best wishes, René
18.06.2006 | 08:52
Good Luck in the final.
18.06.2006 | 08:43
Hi Roger!

Congratulations for getting into another finals. I hope you win it all! Good Luck!

Best wishes,
18.06.2006 | 08:29
.....BRING IT ON ROG!.............
18.06.2006 | 08:26
good job! hope you win. good luck in wimbledon too.
18.06.2006 | 08:02
Congratulations for advancing to the finals!!! :D Good luck for Halle and Wimbledon. I'm sure you'll do the best.

18.06.2006 | 07:40

You're terrific! Do your best and win the title today

Good luck always