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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 | 07:04 PM
Congratulations Roger! It is really incredible that you could finish the game in 50 minutes, but with you playing tennis anything is possible.
Good Luck in the final with Nalbandian!
Love yah! Diana
11/19/2005 | 06:41 PM
congratulations!
11/19/2005 | 06:40 PM
Roger you was unbeliable!!!Destroy all human roger!!!

Destroy Nalbandian and take for the third time YOUR title.

11/19/2005 | 06:08 PM
It was complete annihilation Rogi! Gaudio just couldn't handle you but how can he when he was facing something extarordinary tonight. Do the same thing tomorrow. Go win the title Rogi! Don't give Nalbandian the satisfaction of beating you. Summon every b
11/19/2005 | 06:03 PM
Hey Rogi!!
6-0 6-0 !! too cool!!! keep it up mate!!! You are gonna win this Master's Cup as well and a very successful year of yours successfully!! good!!

Good Luck!!
Love
Akanksha
11/19/2005 | 06:02 PM
Well done mate, you took all the chances Gaudio gave you, but you still need to improve the serve a bit for the final and be carefull with the foot.

This sort of matches can be tricky, because you feel like you played great and everything but I am sure
11/19/2005 | 05:59 PM
Congratulation Roger, you are the best!
Good luck for the final! :-)
11/19/2005 | 05:57 PM
What a win :O 6-0 6-0 against a top 10 player! We seen it again: You're simply the best!! I will already say congratulations with the victory in Masters Cup - You CAN'T loose tomorrow! I know it.. 24 finals in a row.. It will be impossible for Nalbandian
11/19/2005 | 05:51 PM
great job roger! win the TMS!!!
11/19/2005 | 05:47 PM
Congrats Roger. Good going...

:)
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