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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 | 06:10 PM
come on federer
i want the title well done
bashar
11/17/2005 | 06:06 PM
You are truly showing that you are going to be the G.O.A.T (greatest of all time)!!!!!
11/17/2005 | 06:02 PM
What happended Roger in the 2nd set? Felt sorry
for Coria and decided to spot him a 2nd set :-)
You seem to have a habit of letting people off
the hook in the 2nd set after winning the 1st.
Should have been 6-0, 6-0. Congrads on beating
up on a bumro
11/17/2005 | 05:49 PM
congratulations for your third victory!!!this victory is only important to continue your winning streak and to reach mc enroe's record 82-3.....but you have to win two match again before to reach this record!!!in the semis,if you play against gonzalez, th
11/17/2005 | 05:17 PM
WELL DONE ROGER

Another brilliant match as always, i got a bit worried in the secound set but shouldn't of there was no need to worry as always you came through like the master you are but please win in two sets on saturday i think all of my nails have
11/17/2005 | 05:14 PM
congrats on your 80th win of the year, Rogi! i look forward to watching the game on tv later today :) :) kick butt in the semi-finals!!
11/17/2005 | 05:09 PM
Great news! And the streak continues!

Hope your foot and your confidence get better every single day. Sorry about your second set woes.. but you bounced back like the champion that you are.

Best wishes as always,
Judy
11/17/2005 | 05:05 PM
Well done!!!!!!! .... but no more sets like the second please!!!! .... regards!!!!
11/17/2005 | 05:01 PM
Congratulations for the win Roger! :)

Well done! :)

I'll be cheering for you in the semi-finals...

Good luck! :)
11/17/2005 | 04:59 PM
Wonderful comeback Roger.......Keep going, you can win this 3rd Masters Cup.
Love
Vicky xx
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