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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 | 01:05 PM
hey, Roger! glad you won again! can't wait to see ya in the Final later on today!
GOOD LUCK! as if you need it... hehe! :)

cheers,
Shauna!
11/20/2005 | 12:46 PM
How amazing Roger!
Good luck in the today's final.
I'm sure you'll win against Nalbandian and take the title!!
You are the best.

Viel Glueck

Mika
11/20/2005 | 10:30 AM
Hope someday the ATP Master Cup will be held in Taipei! See ya!
11/20/2005 | 09:27 AM
Hooray! That's great, Roger. We,your fanclub,will stand by you!
11/20/2005 | 09:15 AM
federer vai a vendere Mirka
11/20/2005 | 09:12 AM
hi Roger,

way to go , Roger. Wish you the very best in the final. Concentrate to serve a good percentage and remeber eveytime you pull DN out wide ,he will go for broke down the line hard most of the time so be ready. Good Luck !!
11/20/2005 | 08:22 AM
All the best to you against Nalbandian. It's a pity I can't be able to watch the live game but the delayed telecast tomorrow. All my hopes are high that you can do it again. Can't wait to see tomorrow's results.

Goodluck and have fun in your last game
11/20/2005 | 07:49 AM
Wow Roger. Well done on raeaching the final.

Go on and capture your 3rd straight Masters Cup. Play well, stay focused and motivated. Will be watching you lift the cup!
11/20/2005 | 07:28 AM
Impressive, decisive! Congratulations, Roger!

All the best to the BEST tomorrow.
Go, Roger!

Mary Kay/Michigan
11/20/2005 | 03:20 AM
Jugaste excelente Roger felicidades!!!!!! todos mis buenos deseos para mañana en la final ok.
Te quiero muchisimo
Paulina
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