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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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11/18/2005 | 03:37 PM
good job,the sexiest man alive~
keep it up n good luck in ur upcoming semi final..
love ya~~
11/18/2005 | 03:18 PM
It was tough to see your match in the US, but well worth it. Can't wait for the next one. You're the best.
11/18/2005 | 02:55 PM
John McEnroe's record is near......go beautiful champion!
TI VOGLIO BENE!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)
11/18/2005 | 02:49 PM
11/18/2005 | 02:34 PM
you did it again Rogi! Congrats! Goodluck on the semifinals this saturday! I have no doubt that you'll win the semis (you just have the knack at winning!) Amaze us this saturday with a fabulous match like the one you had at the wimbledon finals of this ye
11/18/2005 | 01:40 PM
Well done, Roger! Keep it up!
Love, Lydia
11/18/2005 | 01:10 PM
try to use your forehand more often instead of your backhand
11/18/2005 | 01:09 PM
good luck for ur semi-final
11/18/2005 | 12:33 PM
You are fabulous! Everybody loves you!!
Chinese too! =)
Hopp Suisse! ;)
Besos vale
11/18/2005 | 11:45 AM
Congratulations on your 80th win, Roger, that's a great achievement! I'm sure you're very happy. Good luck in the rest of the Masters! Just like Switzerland playing recently for the World Cup qualifiers, Australia played too, and for the first time in alm
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