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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 | 08:42 PM
Dear Roger!
what gave you that incredible boost? I mean you totally wiped out the guy!
Was it the Switzerland team qualifying for the World Cup?
Was it the people's magazine award you received for your sex appeal? (by the way we, your female fans cert
11/19/2005 | 08:32 PM
w0w!! y0u d0uble-bageled gaudi0!!! brilliant r0ger!!! g00d luck in the finals!!!
11/19/2005 | 08:29 PM
Good luck in the final Roger!!! It is so exciting that you are in a position to defend your title and capture a 3rd TMC. Also to have you match the all time year Win/Loss match record is astounding!!!

You are wonderful Roger. I will be p
11/19/2005 | 08:29 PM
congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im so exciting to see you tomorrow al the final with david. he is a great player, i hope see a beautiful game. good luck tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!! im sure you`ll win the masters!!!!!!!!!!!!! besos...
analia
11/19/2005 | 08:14 PM
hi roger
i now for shure that you are gonna win greetz julius hackeng
netherlands
11/19/2005 | 08:09 PM
Hi Roger! Congratulations on your clean match. I have no doubt that you will defend your title and win this tournament again.

Good luck in the finals tomorrow. I'll be cheering you in front of my TV as always. :)
11/19/2005 | 07:56 PM
Was 6-0 6-0 unavoidable? Before you know it your colleagues will see you as an alien instead of a tennisplayer!! (or: may be that's a good thing!!??) - Congrats, still!!!
11/19/2005 | 07:55 PM
Congratulations!!!!tomorrow the match will be hard....good luck!play well tomorrow....
11/19/2005 | 07:25 PM
Congratulations Roger! What a win!! I'm glad this easy win came now so you can rest up for the final. All the very best for tommorrow!!
11/19/2005 | 07:21 PM
Hi Roger,
One more win for another great year in tennis history and to your career.Just focus on your game and we will be praying for you always....
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