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Roger in the final in Shanghai

19.11.2005 | Tennis

Roger advanced 6-0, 6-0 over Gaston Gaudio to reach his third consecutive Tennis Masters Cup final with the most comprehensive win ever at the year-ending championships.


Gaudio served a total of nine double faults and won only nine points in the second set against Federer, not making it too hard for Roger. "I am glad to have made all the important points", Roger said after his victory. "It was also surprised to have played so constantly throughout the entire match. I hope my foot can cope with the final - but I'll certainly give all I have - I'll be off on holiday for two and a half weeks after this!".


Roger's 35th consecutive win this Saturday took a mere 49 minutes. His streak is equal fifth in the Open era, level with the marks set by Bjorn Borg in 1978 and Thomas Muster in 1995. Roger has not lost a match on tour since his French Open semifinal defeat to eventual champion Rafael Nadal on June 3 and is 81-3 for the year. He's now only one win shy of John McEnroe's Open era record (82-3), set in 1984, for the best winning percentage (0.965) in a year.


The 6-0, 6-0 result was a first for Roger on the ATP Tour and the first in the year-end championships. He will now face either seventh-ranked Nikolay Davydenko of Russia or Argentina's David Nalbandian.

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11/20/2005 | 06:00 PM
Dear Roger,

You are a great champion, come what may!

Dilip Tahiliani. INDIA.
11/20/2005 | 05:49 PM
Dear Roger,
my heart weeps with bitter tears. i feel cold and empty. you fought valiantly as always, and i know that you will come back next year to beat everyone, but it's are for fans to deal with a loss. this whole week shall be a sad for me. i think
11/20/2005 | 05:14 PM
Hi Roger,
I just accidentally saw the result of the final (it won't be televised until later today in the US and I was planning on watching WITHOUT knowing the result). I will still watch, because seeing you fight in this type of match is a big part of
11/20/2005 | 04:59 PM
hi roger
im sorry
im very sad
rogi ilove you good luck

11/20/2005 | 04:43 PM
you lost like a champion, however Nalbandian is and will be great challenge in your career, good luck!
11/20/2005 | 04:10 PM
I am so sad and sorry that you didn't win the final. However, please get some rest and recuperate now. Learn from the experience and enjoy the moment of being #1 tennis player so loved by the world.

Have a great 2006 Roger. Get heatlthy!!!
11/20/2005 | 03:52 PM
Hey Roger! I just wanted to say, although you didn't win, you still played a magnificent match! It was clear that your physical strength was not holding up, but you still gave him a tough fight and I would also say you gave him a scare at the end when you
11/20/2005 | 03:12 PM
Roger, don't worry, u got injury. u r not 100% fit. we are always support u.
Good luck for next year.
fully treat ur ankle.
11/20/2005 | 03:08 PM

Don't worry, we are all support you forever!!!
11/20/2005 | 01:14 PM

you are the great...u can do it..we are there to support u always

come on great champ
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