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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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11/19/2005 | 10:06 PM
Uaaaau !!!


Good Luck tomorrow in the final !

Goodd Luck, Health and Happiness !

Simi.

11/19/2005 | 09:40 PM
Graeat Roger!!! Wonderful, Bautiful, outstanding. What a clear score, and what spectacle. You are the best, the Master.

Now the Final, it's yours. All my positive energy to you. Go and became the Champion.!!!

Bogotá, Colombia.
11/19/2005 | 09:34 PM
It was amaizing.
You were in your way all match.
Great.
Keep going
Lover and all support
11/19/2005 | 09:32 PM
you're absolutely a beast (in a good way). excellent job.
11/19/2005 | 09:16 PM
Nice going Roger - I knew you would be the man standing in the Final on Sunday...... there was never a doubt in my mind.... now all we have to see is you finishing the year with another great title - that is three Master Cups in a row Roger!!! Awesome car
11/19/2005 | 09:03 PM
Congratulations Roger!!! Well done. Now go and get Nalbandian. It will not be easy but you know so well how to play finals. Just do it!
Take care. Good luck!!!!!
11/19/2005 | 08:59 PM
Dear Roger, fantastic win to take you to another final - well done. I wish you all the best against Nalbandian.
Cheers
Siggi
11/19/2005 | 08:58 PM
Marevelous job! Can't wait to see you show your ruthless power against Nalbandian in the finals. Go go go Rogi!!!
11/19/2005 | 08:55 PM
Congrats Roger! I think I'll actually get tired of saying that... Just kidding, I love it!
Good luck at the final!
Love, Lydia
11/19/2005 | 08:45 PM
He's BAAAACCCKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't even begin to describe how much you consistently amaze me! Take that trophy, Roger!

Much love,
Joreen :-D
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