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Ninth title in 2005

21.08.2005 | Tennis

Roger made his return to the court a triumphant one, defeating Andy Roddick in straight sets to capture the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters title outside Cincinnati. Roger earned a 6-3, 7-5 victory on Sunday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center for his ninth title of 2005 and became the first player to claim four Masters Series wins in a single season. He now has an 18-match winning streak dating back to a French Open semifinal loss to Rafael Nadal.

 

"I got to get away from these people from the Tour [players, media and photographers]," Roger quipped about his six-week layoff. "It was good to be away, but it's very nice to be back." He improved to 10-1 lifetime against Roddick and has a match record this year of an incredible 64-3. He has won his last 22 singles finals since losing to Jiri Novak in the 2003 Gstaad title match.

 

In addition, Roger is also 29-1 in ATP Masters Series events this year, with his only loss coming to Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the quarterfinals at Monte Carlo, and he improved to 38-1 on the hardcourts in 2005. His last loss on a hardcourt came back in January when he was defeated by big Russian Marat Safin in the Australian Open semifinals.

 

It all adds up to Roger heading into the U.S. Open a week from Monday as the overwhelming favorite. Go Roger!

 
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08/23/2005 | 11:23 AM
i knew you would win this!
so keep up the hard work and win the us-open
we are supporting you!
good luck
08/23/2005 | 11:12 AM
Your Nose is the Biggest I have ever seen in the world... You are nothing comparate to Andy Roddick or Marat Safin. You are only a player with a Nose too big to say you can dominate the tennis!

Clown!
08/23/2005 | 09:35 AM
That's so great~~~
Roger, carry on
08/23/2005 | 08:47 AM
well hello baby i just to congratulate you for winning the southern and western financial group in cincinnati tournament over andy. well i'm very glad seeing you playing your best tennis and andy can't anticipate you whatever you are going to do in the co
08/23/2005 | 06:34 AM
congrats!
I always know you can do it!! I watched the final and you played fantastic!!you know,that day was my mom's 50th birthday and she is also your big fan!she told me you 'd given her the best present!!
thank you rogi and we love you!!

irene
08/23/2005 | 05:48 AM
ROGER IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!

MORE POWER TO YOU!!!
08/23/2005 | 05:18 AM
Hello Roger,

I am a great fan of yours..Congrats first on winning the cincinnati open..I would like to suggest , be a little cautious of Nadal at the US Open..He is your only real competitor at this point.Here is my 2 cents on what would be a good stra
08/23/2005 | 03:57 AM
Hi Roger:

The key to your win in Cincinnati was the downtime you took to rest and heal your feet. It was well worth it. Congrats on your fourth Masters Series Shield also.

You said the eye is back, watching the ball, following the ball and readin
08/23/2005 | 02:11 AM
Hail Roger der kreiger ;)
08/23/2005 | 01:47 AM
roger!congratulations for this new title..I can´t say I didn´t expected..:P
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