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First title in 2006

07.01.2006 | Tennis

Roger opened the 2006 tennis season by a first tournament title! He beat Gael Monfils, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), Saturday in the title match of the Qatar Open at Doha.

 

The tournament's top seed claimed his 34th career ATP singles title and his second straight crown at Qatar to become the first player to win back-to-back crowns in Doha since Stefan Edberg in 1994-95. Roger rose to 34-9 lifetime in Qatar finals.

 

"I knew that all it takes is the chance of one big win for a young player to break through," said Roger. "So I knew that this was a dangerous match." Roger is very happy with the victory, not at last because he is feeling no more pain at all in his ankle. "I am right on plan for the Australian Open," he said happily.

 
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01/08/2006 | 11:06 AM
Congratulation!
I' m so happy to see you 've got a title in your first tornament of the year. No doubt you're the best!! And remember: your fans are with you!!! I believe in you, no metter what!!!
01/08/2006 | 11:01 AM
Go Roger!!!Good to see him back to full fitness..if only we could get some decent tennis coverage in NZ.lol. Looking forward to the Aussie Open
01/08/2006 | 10:53 AM
great roger....you are always the best!!!yesterday you played very good,but backhand volee' wasn't perfect!!!!good luck
01/08/2006 | 10:52 AM
CongulationS!!
You have a very nice beginng of this year!!

Keep on!!
Good luck in Australia!
01/08/2006 | 10:42 AM
My eyes have to leave the live score board for a second when u were down 3-5 at the second set.
too hard to take it. But when u proved again to all of us.. just cool and amazing.. under kind of pressure still manage to win this match. that's not easy as
01/08/2006 | 10:42 AM
Great start.
Just keep on doing wnat you doing best WINNING!
Good luck in Australia!
01/08/2006 | 10:41 AM
Congratulations Roger!
Well done.
You have to improve your game,but that only will be accomplished by playing a lot of tournaments!!!
Hope you win OZ Open in the final from .......Nalbandian!!!!.I think you know him
Bye
Sunil
01/08/2006 | 10:40 AM
Gratuliere! Ich musste schon ein wenig "bibbern" aber dann wusste ich, dass unser Roger gewinnen wird. Viel Glück für das Australian Open.
01/08/2006 | 10:35 AM
Dear Roger,
Great relief. Now your way is paved. I hope it is the first of a long list of titles for this year and the next ones... I am so happy for you.
Take good care and keep going. Good luck!!!
01/08/2006 | 10:17 AM
YAY Roger!!
huge congrats are in order!! way to beat monfils and get your first title of 2006!!
Best of luck for the rest of the season!!
love~
Sarah J