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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 | 02:00 AM
hey roger!
that was too good and too short..lol
goodl luck on the finals
11/20/2005 | 01:53 AM
you really know how to shut up those reporters and press people when they have doubts that you're NOT gonna win thiss! DOUBLE BAGELS! WOW! i cant wait to see you play in this match and in the final! you can totally close this season off with a record that
11/20/2005 | 12:46 AM
Wow, amazing match and a nice setup for the final. Good luck against Nalbandian, we know you can do it!
11/20/2005 | 12:23 AM
I wish you all the luck I have my man.. I am so happy for you! Your just part of "the greatest of the greats ever". Go for it Rogi, I know you can do it!!! So happy! Take good care of your foot thou!

~Marlene~
11/20/2005 | 12:01 AM
Excellent win, Roger - congratulations!
Best of luck in the final - no time like now to bring that head to head record level....
Love you,
Daley xxx
11/19/2005 | 11:10 PM
calm and focus as ever roger - your year will end as you want it - thanks for so much entertainment.
11/19/2005 | 10:35 PM
Hi Roger,
6-0 6-0 great! amazing!
Congratulations and wish you could luck in the final!
Suc6! You are the best!!
11/19/2005 | 10:10 PM
hello Rogelio congrats for that match a double 6-0,amazing!!! but it seems that u are not at your 100 % please don't make a lot of effort,tomorrow,we want to see u in good conditions for the next tournaments,but I'm sure you'll be with the tittle =),sorry
11/19/2005 | 10:09 PM
Dear Roger

I am sure that I am your most senior fan. My children and I all admire you so much. My daughter thinks I am obsessed but I tell her that it is not everyday that one has the privilege of witnessing sure superb tennis

Roger, please take c
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