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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 | 05:17 AM
I am soooooooo happy and sooooooooo proud!!!!

congratulations!!!!!

hope i get innumerable chances to congratulate u...god bless!
11/18/2005 | 05:08 AM
Well done, Roger.

It must be hard for you, knowing you're not 100% and carrying the weight of being No. 1. Everyone is simply amazed at you, you know . . . playing as well as you are after your ankle injury. So . . . Congratulations on your 3 w
11/18/2005 | 04:42 AM
OH.. ROGER, M'LOVE....WATCHED YOUR MATCH LATE THIS AFTERNOON WHEN IT CAME ON THE TV AND WAS RATHER WORRIED ABOUT YOU. I NOTICED THE BEADS OF SWEAT ON YOUR FOREHEAD, YOUR COMPRESSED LIPS SHOWING A GRIMACE AND YOUR HAND HOLDING YOUR SIDE BY YOUR STOMACH A
11/18/2005 | 04:17 AM
keep going Roger for the 3rd consecutive championships! Warm regards, Oy from Thailand
11/18/2005 | 04:17 AM
Congratulations Rog!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't worry about the second set...not coz you're the best of the world cannot happen that to you...it can happen to anybody!!!! I'm soo happy you beat Coria!! I really don't like his attitude...you deserved the victor
11/18/2005 | 03:35 AM


Roger

Keep going , cos you´re close to win this title 3 year in a row.

Congratulations !

Laura
11/18/2005 | 03:04 AM
Well done Super Roger......
Now that Ivan is out of the way, everything is gonna be easier....
But still watch out for Nalbandian or Davydenko in the final, because I'm sure Gaudio or Gonzalez is not a problem...
Just keep you concentration on the seco
11/18/2005 | 02:55 AM
Congrats Rogi! U were great out there!
11/18/2005 | 02:54 AM
Wow, what an awful match, but I know that you are just working to find your regular shape again.

You can do it, is just two more matches and that is it. Those are going to be probably tough ones, so prepare well for them and try to win them in straight
11/18/2005 | 02:43 AM
Hi Roger:

Continue to trust in your game and in your coach and on Sunday you'll receive your reward. In the end your stradegies always work, you know.

Your favorite and MOST SENIOR fan in N.J.