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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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01/09/2006 | 07:03 PM
Well done Rog!

What a great opening start to the season. Of course I don't get to see you play till the Oz Open, so am still looking forward to my first sighting of you in '06.

And good luck at the Australian's - am really looking forward to it!

01/09/2006 | 05:59 PM
hiiii .. rog

I am very happy becouse I am one of fans you >>>

I hope see you in saudia arabi > like Qatar >>
you best .. you best .. you best .. roger federer ..

you best in the world ...

I hope you read my massge ...

01/09/2006 | 05:18 PM
What a great way to kick off 2006. Congratulations Roger!
01/09/2006 | 05:14 PM
Dearest Roger,

Good luck with the matches at Kooyong!



Just a note to the fans re Kooyong website, where we can follow Roger's progress from 11th to 14th prior to the Australian Open. Its a round robin between eight players. The
01/09/2006 | 04:31 PM
yay Federer!congrats!!good luck on ur next tournament!! U CAN DO IT! -Just Do It-
01/09/2006 | 03:31 PM
Congtratualtion Rogii.......u did it man, i new u cud do it.........ur too gudd.........al da best fr da Australian Open.......take gud care of ur anklee....may God bless u!! :)
01/09/2006 | 03:28 PM
Dear Roger
Many congratulations on winning in Qatar,its great to see your tennis is back to its high standard! I will be watching you at the Aussie Open on tv and heres ton you adding another GS title to your list! Good Luck!
Love and Hugs
01/09/2006 | 03:22 PM
oh, my dear Roger , u always give us surprise and happiness ,loving you more and more !!

Get ready for the AO, GO!! I will watch the whole matches you play ,C'mon !
01/09/2006 | 03:17 PM
great news for all of us roger

you are the number one in worldand you should aim for the highest

goal is GOLDEN GrAND SLAM win all four this year and you are the only capable one to do that

we wish you all the best for your success

01/09/2006 | 02:12 PM
Dear Roger
Good luck............
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