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Roger to meet Ljubicic in Miami final

01.04.2006 | Tennis

Roger needed only 59 minutes Friday night to reach the Nasdaq-100 Open final, beating David Ferrer, 6-1, 6-4. The defending champion, fell behind by 3-0 in the second set, but rallied to improve his record this year to 27-1.

 

"I played well, in the first set I didn't give him any chances," Roger said. "The second set was tighter, but his game suits me on hardcourt. I'm playing so well that it was tough for him from the start."

 

His opponent Sunday will be the sixth-seeded Ivan Ljubicic, who advanced to his first final in the United States by beating No. 3 David Nalbandian, 6-1, 6-2.

 

Roger has won his past six meetings against Ljubicic. Over all, he leads, 9-3.

 
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04/02/2006 | 05:19 AM
Roger, Congratulations on your well deserved accompishments! I'm very confident that you'll be showing off that trophy once again in Miami. Had the pleasure of seeing you again this year, and, as always, it's fantastic watching you play. Your brillanc
04/02/2006 | 05:03 AM
All the best roger! You've got my prayers!
04/02/2006 | 04:57 AM
You can do it roger! You can take ljubicic to the cleaners in 3 sets. Good luck but i doubt you will need it
04/02/2006 | 03:52 AM
it's a best of 5 and remember that beating the best is always easier in a best of 3. 5 sets is too much for a champion not to regain his momentum and class if something goes wrong. the title is yours to take.
04/02/2006 | 03:45 AM
Dear Roger:

You really are playing wonderful tennis right now. I will be watching tomorrow at noon -- on television unfortunately, but one day I hope to see you play live -- and hope for another amazing match from you. Don't lose concentration though
04/02/2006 | 03:42 AM
Roger,

Do not forget there is a time change on Sunday. We lose one hour.

Good luck. Yoy can win this title.

ylin from San Diego of California
04/02/2006 | 03:35 AM



Dear Roger

I watched your match from begining to end last night and I really feft good. It was a fabulous match and you played beautifully. I am so happy that you won and I am so proud of you. so are my children. They called saying they watche
04/02/2006 | 03:35 AM
Great going, Roger! Keep it up! Good luck for the finals!
04/02/2006 | 02:27 AM
Congratulations Rogi! Best of luck against Ivan! I'll be cheering for you as always.

frida
04/02/2006 | 02:07 AM
roger! you played fantastically well yesterday!! your setpoint for set 1 was simply AMAZING!!