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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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kriko
11/17/2005 | 09:29 PM
¡¡¡¡¡SOLAMENTE DOS, DOS PASOS MÁS, PARA QUEDAR EN LA CUMBRE DE LA HISTORIA DEL TENIS MUNDIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

¡¡¡¡¡VAMOS, ROGER, CARAJO!!!!!!!!!!!!


Buenos Aires - Argentina -
11/17/2005 | 09:26 PM
Congratulation again Roger! You really deserve to win this Tournament because it's obvious that you are THE BEST. I wish you the very very best! & keep going like that. Bye!
11/17/2005 | 09:25 PM
Well done Roger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I´m so glad becouse you defeated Coria, You are the best!!!!!
11/17/2005 | 09:19 PM
Well done Roger, I'm glad you left the thought of the second set behind quickly, and got everything working again early in the third. A win is a win - I knew you could do it. Have a good rest and all the best for the semi's.
Cheers
Siggi
11/17/2005 | 09:18 PM
GREAT Roger!!!!!!!!! Congratulations

Excellent result, now think in semis, it would be a great match again. Please, becareful with your health, specially the right ankle, and continue showing your spectacular Tennis game.

ROGER MASTER CHAMPION!!!!
11/17/2005 | 08:30 PM
Cut your hair,please rogi!!!!
It suits you more...but your divine,anyway...
What happened during the second set??
Maybe you went to have a coffee...but the most important thing is that you came back to win!!!! Go roger,GOOOOO!!!!!!
Kisses, Anna
11/17/2005 | 08:30 PM
Hi Roger, Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations!! I knew that you could win the match!

You are the best Roger!!!!
11/17/2005 | 08:25 PM
2 win remaining to close the season.We hope that you will us happy after them. Good Luck in next match
11/17/2005 | 08:23 PM
Hi roger!!! I'm VERY GLAD you beated Coria. I'm sure you'll be the winner again. You are THE BEST. Congratulations.
Love, Astrid
11/17/2005 | 08:20 PM
It is really extraordinary that even though Roger 's health is far from perfect ,he has been able topost three consecutive wins at
Shanghai.He is surely one of the greatest
ever.
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