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Roger's 80th victory this season

20.10.2006 | Tennis

Roger is right on track for his first Madrid Masters title after defeating American Robby Ginepri 6-3 7-6 in the quarterfinals. He notched up his 80th win of the year in comfortable fashion to set-up a semi-final clash with Argentine David Nalbandian.

 

Vying to become the first player in the Open era to win 10 titles in three straight years, Roger tied Ivan Lendl's 24-year-old mark of successive 80-win seasons with the victory. "It's great to get another win and it's a sign of the hard work paying off," Roger said. "I'm very proud to have walked off the court 80 times as a winner and only five as a loser. It means a lot to me."

 

Roger broke Ginepri in the eighth game on his way to taking the first set in 27 minutes. Both players held serve to take the second set to a tiebreaker in which Roger pressured Ginepri into three unforced errors.

 

Though Roger and Nalbandian have split their previous 12 encounters, the Argentine has only beaten Roger once since 2003 - in last year's Masters Cup final.

 

 
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21.10.2006 | 08:34
OMG..u are great...nadal is out, but take care with nalbandian....win the title in the same astonnishing style...u are the best....good luck...we are next 2 u....GO, CHAMPION........
21.10.2006 | 08:26
Fantastic job Roger....all the best and keep the wins coming! :)
21.10.2006 | 08:17
hi roger

go go go

with the best wish for u

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21.10.2006 | 08:15
Great, Roger!
Madrid is one of the master series which you've never won before. I've learnt that one of your aims is to win all of them. And now, there's a good chance for you to move a step forward it. It's great to win a match, especially through tiebr
21.10.2006 | 08:09
Congratulations !!!!!
21.10.2006 | 06:28
We are so happy cause of ur 80th win and to advance to the semis
it is gonna be tough
but u are the Regal
u gonna win if god well
best wishes
21.10.2006 | 06:05
Bravo Rodgeur! You're a genius for sure, but your hard work really pays off. Good luck against Nalbandian
21.10.2006 | 05:38
Well done Roger - it was a great match and a great win. Congratulations also on reaching 80 wins three straight years - that's an awesome accomplishment. Good luck in the semis against Nalbandian
Cheers
Siggi
21.10.2006 | 05:26
AMAIZING, THE LAST POINTS WERE SO FUNNY...AND YOU ARE SO GREAT...
KEEP GOING
ALL MY LOVE AND SUPPORT
21.10.2006 | 05:02
Congratulations, Rogi!!! You're well on your way, my friend, and I'm cheering for you from Florida!!!! Good luck against Nalbandian--show him who's BOSS! Play well tomorrow, and good luck.

God bless you,
Joreen :-D