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Third victory in Shanghai

17.11.2005 | Tennis

Roger has tacked on another victory in Shanghai, making it his 80th win of the year! He beat Argentina's Guillermo Coria 6-0 1-6 6-2 in his third match at the Masters Cup on Thursday.

 

Roger, who had already secured his place in the semi-finals, extended his winning streak to 34 matches as he seeks his third straight Masters title. Only Ilie Nastase in 1971-73 and Ivan Lendl in 1985-87 have won three in a row.

 

Roger inexplicably fell apart in the second set after pummelling Coria in the first. Coria had called the trainer to treat his left ankle after slipping 5-0 behind in the first set and the Argentine looked a totally different player in the second. But normal service was resumed in the third and Roger gained the decisive break to go up 4-2 before closing out the match on a Coria double-fault after one hour, 24 minutes.

 

Roger improved his win-loss ratio for the year to 80-3 and is now just two wins away from matching John McEnroe's professional-era record of 82-3 for a season in 1984.

He will play Fernando Gonzalez or Gaston Gaudio on Saturday.

 
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11/19/2005 | 02:06 PM
Can't believe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GO!GO!Go!
Shanghai will be yours!!!!!!!!
Good Luck Roger!
We believe in you!!!!!!!!!
Just go on the court and DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!
Kisses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/19/2005 | 01:13 PM
YOU ARE AMAZING, ROGER M'LOVE...NOT ONLY ARE YOU "SEXY" BUT A FANTASTIC TENNIS PLAYER....YOU CRUSHED GAUDIO IN TWO BAGEL SETS. THE BEST OF LUCK TO YOU IN THE FINAL.
LUV ALWAYS.....SHALIMAR
11/19/2005 | 10:37 AM
Hi Roger, congratulation for your 80th win this year, I can not wait to see you win over Gaudio tonite!!! Bravo!!!
11/19/2005 | 08:23 AM
What happened in the 2nd set Roger?
Ddon't give opponents a chance. Keep winning..The streak shouldn't get broken.
Congratulations and all the best for the semis and the final.
Pats
11/19/2005 | 05:25 AM
That's great Roger! Congraturations.
You are so sexy. Goooo, reach the finals!!
Good luck to you today, too.

Mika
11/19/2005 | 04:43 AM
congratulations,you've played an excellent 3rd set although the sprained ankle,please beat gaudio!!!!
fedediez
11/19/2005 | 03:31 AM
Congrats in that super terrifying game you have with Coria. But a beautiful man like you seems to prevail in those types of situations. Congrats to for being one of the candidates in People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. I would really vote for you. Anyway
11/19/2005 | 02:38 AM
Dearest Roger,

You certainly entertained the spectators in Shanghai with your three set victory over Coria. No more fooling around. Be serious and win over Gaudio in two sets. He is expecting you to do it. This will also give you more time to relax and
11/19/2005 | 01:50 AM
Roger,
I'll be watching in the States tomorrow night at 10:00 PM hoping you show No Mercy to Gaudio!!!!!!! Almost enough said.
Best wishes to the BEST . . . GO GO GO.

Mary Kay/Michigan
11/19/2005 | 01:12 AM
All the best for the semis and finals! I dream it is against one of my fellow countrymen.
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