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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 | 03:10 PM
Congratulations on your 3rd consecutive TMC final Roger! I'm so happy your match today turned out as a nice target practice so you can be well rested for tomorrow.
Nalbandian may have gained more confidence after his big win today but you are finding yo
11/19/2005 | 03:09 PM
Awesome! And tomorrow again!
11/19/2005 | 03:06 PM
Dear Roger: Congratulations for reaching the final and for beating Gaudio in this match. And GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!. Love, Astrid.
PD: I wish I was there to see you playing.
11/19/2005 | 03:02 PM
YOU ARE MY HERO!!!!!!!!!!

C'ON ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/19/2005 | 03:01 PM
Congratulations! Simply awesome. Good luck for the final.
11/19/2005 | 03:01 PM

Come on Roger , you totally deserve to win this!

So... good luck

11/19/2005 | 02:57 PM
GREAT NEWS!!! ... no doubt that you are the BESTS!!! ...
11/19/2005 | 02:57 PM
GO!GO!GO! Roger!
I can't believe!
Your next opponent is Nalbandiam!
It will be hard,but we believe in you!
Go on court and DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love you---Marija---
11/19/2005 | 02:53 PM
Congratulations for an awesome display!
Great to see your improved net game and
brimming confidence; that baseline dropper is a work of art!
Please be in the same form tomorrow against
You're the best.

11/19/2005 | 02:52 PM
Outstanding! Amazing! Wonderful!... Words are just not enough. What a glorious victory! From the day I heard you were injured, I have never doubted one single second that you were going to play the Masters and win for the third time.
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