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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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11/17/2005 | 08:16 PM
It's a pitty he can't beat Mcenroe's record
11/17/2005 | 08:11 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!!
Good luck in the final.
I truly believe you will be the winner.
11/17/2005 | 07:57 PM
Well done!!
11/17/2005 | 07:46 PM
Roger, congratulations for winning the match against Coria. I just hope you win the tournament. God bless.
11/17/2005 | 07:24 PM
YOU ARE THE BEST!!......come on!!
you can do it!!......like always
11/17/2005 | 07:21 PM
What a strange scoreline! Nontheless, congratulations for sweeping your RR matches. On to the semis champ! Go go go Rogi!!!
11/17/2005 | 06:55 PM
These are the great news.Good lyck for saturday.Dijana
11/17/2005 | 06:37 PM
Dear Roger

First of all, Congratulations. I was so concerned during the second set. What Happened?

Were you feeling unconfortable or what? Anyway please whatever you do dont over exert your foot.

I thoroughly enjoyed the first and third sets.
11/17/2005 | 06:30 PM
Congrats Roger. Not sure what happened in that second set...maybe you decided to 'practice' some but whatever it was...you corrected it in the third set. Not good for my heart, however! :)

Good luck this weekend and let's see you hold up that trophy
11/17/2005 | 06:22 PM
I feel so lucky to be here in this era to witness your great achievements. Well done and good luck for the weekend.
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