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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 | 02:29 AM
Congratulations, it was too hard to play with a great bloddy show , that Coria did.
It wasn´t the fiirst time, when his play is not ok, he showes that he has a lession, something happened.
You , I thought, that you didn ´t know, what to do.
It was that
11/18/2005 | 02:22 AM
Hello Roger,
First of all, Congratulation on your win. But what was that all about in second set? we all know that you can finish the match with straight set but you didn't. you bring it to decider set. I have no doubt that you will win the match even th
11/18/2005 | 02:21 AM
Congratulations Roger - sooner or later it was bound to happen and well here it is......... you are just two wins behind Johnny Mac's record.... fantastic!!!! Three big cheers for you but I for one am just so happy and excited to see you play again at an
11/18/2005 | 02:13 AM
Congratulations Roger! I am really impressed with your winning streak. It is not suprising that you will surpass John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl. With your talent you will set unbeatable records. Good luck in the semis!
Love yah! Diana
11/18/2005 | 02:09 AM
Hi Roger,

I'm very glad you win again.

however, I'm hope your injured will be get well soon and I also hope you'll be make the miracle in Shanghai

Good Luck in Next Mach
11/18/2005 | 02:04 AM
yay Roger!! A big congruts, n hug to you! I am so happy for you, n proud of you, not only for your awesome streak, but how you fought back in the end of match. I knew you could! I like Coria but, was mad happy to see you as the winner. I am so happy for
11/18/2005 | 01:29 AM
Muchas felicidades Roger, aunque no se que te paso en el segundo set, pero de todas maneras ganaste asi que no importa!!!
Te quiero atentamente: Paulina
11/18/2005 | 01:21 AM
coria:eye!. greatest roger!
11/18/2005 | 01:00 AM
Roger,
You know very well how to play a Fair Play. I noticed how you did it today.
Congratullations¡¡¡¡
You are a Gentleman
11/18/2005 | 12:37 AM
Hey sexy Rogi!

I read your interview today. You were voted People magazine's one of the sexiest men alive. You should have taken your shirt off during the match! O yeah!!!!! you know you are so SEXy and yummy!!!!!!!!!