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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 | 04:23 PM
good luck..........
11/19/2005 | 04:20 PM
You will have the champion IN SHANGHAI .Sure
11/19/2005 | 04:18 PM
Just what I knew would happen.......thanks 4 prooving me right ...& congs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/19/2005 | 04:16 PM
absolutely amazing... i got up to watch, and you'd already finished... awesome game, and best of luck for the final...
11/19/2005 | 04:13 PM
Congratulations. One more match to go and you'll be lifting your 3RD Tennis Masters Cup title. Good luck and God bless.
11/19/2005 | 03:55 PM
I have confidence you will win but never expect you won it as this result. I am sure you know your next opponent nalbadian well enough and will beat him to claim the TMC title.
Just one more step, we will be cheering for you tomorrow. Last match for thi
11/19/2005 | 03:43 PM
Before the semi-final match, Roger looked into his bag and thought: which game should I bring it on for Gaston? erm... a DB (double-bagel) game, a BS (barely sweat) game, or a SR (steam-roll) game? And he decided to bring all 3 on.... in the following ord
11/19/2005 | 03:27 PM
OMIGAWD! I just work up and came running to my computer to make sure you won. 6-0 6-0? WOW!! That's awesome! Just what you needed...a quick dominating match so you can prepare for tomorrow! Congrats Roger. Now...on to the Title! Love ya, Colleen
11/19/2005 | 03:22 PM
Is there anything left to say after this match, yes maybe a repeat of the fact that ur The GOAT! (greatest of all time lol)
11/19/2005 | 03:13 PM
That was fantastic, well done Roger. Get some rest, and try to do the same to Nalbandian tomorrow. What an incredible drop shot!
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