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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 | 03:48 PM
Well done Roger. All the very best for a successful Aussie Open campaign.
01/08/2006 | 03:46 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations for your firs title in 2006.
I am looking forward to see more exciting maches like this week.
Monfils has really improved his game since september 2005 when I saw him (but on clay) but with your experience and your think
01/08/2006 | 03:22 PM
Congratulations Roger, Great, wonderful start!!!!!!!

It's amazing start the 2006 tennis season winning a title. I am very calm abaout your ankle, and I will be ready to see the action in the Australian Open soon. Now, the next objective is to w
01/08/2006 | 03:05 PM
Dear Roger,
Congratulations!!! I'm very happy that you could win your first tournament this year, a great start for the new year! I wish you a successful continuation, good luck for the Aus Open!!! :) And I'm happy to hear, that your ankle is OK now:) I
01/08/2006 | 02:48 PM
Great going Roger...!!! I hope the rest of the season goes well too:)))
01/08/2006 | 02:14 PM
you are truly legend of tennis.....love you

01/08/2006 | 12:52 PM
Dear Roger,
Well done!!!
Good luck in AO!!
01/08/2006 | 12:19 PM
Congrats!! It is a Happy New Year! Wish they showed the match on tv here..but will have to wait for the AO.
All the best Roger at the AO.
01/08/2006 | 11:34 AM
Congratulations! You must to admit that Monfils was a big challenge for you......but like always you are the BEST. Keep it like that because I foresee you a great year. Good luck you sheik! :)
01/08/2006 | 11:15 AM
Woot-woot! Congratulations, Roger! You're our champion! Fingers crossed for the AO ;)