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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 | 11:12 AM
No more charitable breaks pls, only for the children, your fans can only take in that many heart attacks!
11/18/2005 | 11:08 AM
Hi Roger,

Congratulations to you!!! God bless you and keep it up.

11/18/2005 | 10:53 AM
Well, you're just the case when we can say you're your worst enemy. Stay concentrated and keep going, the show's going on and our eyes are simply shining...
11/18/2005 | 10:13 AM
Roger, you're fantastic, but the second sets..wow! Be good!!
11/18/2005 | 08:46 AM
By reaching this year's TMC semis with a perfect 3-0 score, I have no doubt that Roger Federer will achieve two milestones in this tournament--match Lendl's 3 consecutive Master's Cup victories (1985-1987) and John McEnroe's 1984 win-loss record of 82-3.
11/18/2005 | 07:20 AM
Dear Roger! Congradulations on another win! Please, take care about your health and keep your power! 2 matches and that's all for this year! We love very much!!! I hope you will be at your best shape on Sunday!
11/18/2005 | 06:08 AM
Hi Roger,

Congratuations. I must say that you are a true gentleman. For the sport, you did the best to save the Master's Cup in Shanghai. With all 3 matches winning by 2 to 1, a winning margin of 'just enough'. I know it is very difficult to have these
11/18/2005 | 05:35 AM
sad,that it can only be,....82-3 for u this year......wanted it to be 83-3....(in order to create ur own record).......it's definitelt ON next year......oh! only if u did'nt have those injuries....it could soooo easily have been this year!
But......4 now
11/18/2005 | 05:30 AM
Good luck in Shanghai. U're only two win away from your 12 titles in a year and 25 th straight wins in the final. To be honest, I didn't enjoy your today's match againsts Coria. What is that in the 2nd set. I 'm gonna buy that people's magazine asp. Yeah
11/18/2005 | 05:28 AM
Just beat them all!!!!!!!!!!
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