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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 | 12:35 AM
Hey Rogi
I am so glad that you have reached the semis and won your match today against Coria. I can't wait until Saturday to see you play against Davydenko. I haven't been able to see you play on TV because of my school. I'll be cheering you on on Satur
11/18/2005 | 12:18 AM
Congratulations Federer. Getting stronger and more confident with each match.

Just play your best and stay focused. Good luck and go all the way for a 3-peat!
11/18/2005 | 12:02 AM
That's the way to do it.
Extra practice is always good. ;)
But really, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
80 matches won. 3 lost. Holy ravioli. I am utterly speechless. Which is why I am typing this.
It must feel great to have thrashed Cor
11/17/2005 | 11:31 PM
good luck.........
11/17/2005 | 11:26 PM
We simply love you.

California, USA
11/17/2005 | 10:57 PM
Way to go Roger! Nice comeback after that nasty second set, I knew you would though...
11/17/2005 | 10:48 PM
Go on,we belive in you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FoReVeR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/17/2005 | 10:34 PM
Roger you looked really tired after your match with Coria. Please take care. You have been fantastic and deserved to win all your matches, but what is going on in the second set? It has been the same pattern with each of the round robin matches. To
11/17/2005 | 10:27 PM
good luck RogeR!!!!!!
11/17/2005 | 10:10 PM
congrats on the win roger, don't loose your upbeat mood! winning is in your nature.
have a nice day and congrats again.