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Roger beats Ljubicic to retain Miami title

02.04.2006 | Tennis

Roger beat Ivan Ljubicic in three tight sets 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (8-6) to win the Nasdaq-100 Open for the second straight year.

 

The world number one won the pivotal points, such as when he faced set point in the final tiebreaker at 5-6. He hit a pair of service winners, then spun a return off the net cord. It dribbled at the foot of the net on Ljubicic’s side of the court for a winner and the championship. He apologized for the manner of victory as he approached Ljubicic at the net.

 

Roger improved to 10-3 lifetime against Ljubicic, whom he defeated for a seventh straight meeting, extending his winning streak in the ATP Masters Series to 24 matches and on American soil to 48 matches.

 

He became the first man to win titles at Indian Wells and Key Biscayne back-to-back in consecutive years.

 

"I was extremely happy with the way I played," Roger said. "To do back-to-back at Indian Wells and Key Biscayne is unbelievable. I never thought I would do it again."

 

Roger improved to 28-1 overall this year, with the only loss to Rafael Nadal in Dubai.

 
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04/03/2006 | 12:53 PM
Hi roger,

Oh my god how did you do it to stay so strong in your mind and to win every tie break it's just amazing.
I have to say that Ivan played very well all credit to him but he couldn't find the extra shots that he needed to save the tie break's
04/03/2006 | 12:52 PM
That was a brillant performance there...although your opponent proved stubborn,you were able to calm him and i think that makes you a real champion.More grease to your elbows in the forthcoming tournaments-GOOD LUCK!!!
04/03/2006 | 12:46 PM
CONGRATULATIONS ROGER, IT WAS A VERY TIGHT ONE BUT LIKE THE TENNIS GREATEST THAT YOU ARE, YOU SIMPLY STROLLED ON TO VICTORY. I URGE YOU TO TAKE A WELL DESERVED REST AHEAD OF THE CLAY SEASON AND MY FERVENT PRAYER IS THAT THE ALMIGHTY GOD WILL GIVE YOU TH
04/03/2006 | 12:43 PM
Congrats Roger!! Great victory!!
04/03/2006 | 12:29 PM
Hi Roger!!
Wow,it´s really amazing but you've done it again!!!!!
I saw your match live here on Spain and I was so proud to see you winning again that I can hardly describe how happy you make me feel every time I see you play.
Now comes clay season,don'
04/03/2006 | 11:56 AM
Congratulations Roger!

You are the best!
04/03/2006 | 11:52 AM
good job my idol Roger,you just pass the "mission impossible" in winning IW-MI consecutive double title,unbelievable.Many Taiwannese love your game and humanity,I
am your deadly fans too.Is there any other fans come from Taiwan too?welcome join me.
As a
04/03/2006 | 11:50 AM
Roger, what can I say? It was a hard fought final but you came through in the end, absolutely brilliant! Now please take a well deserved rest and see you again soon. xxx
04/03/2006 | 11:39 AM
oh! see!
how many fans are visiting the world no.1 web-site right now!

; )
04/03/2006 | 11:31 AM
congratulations roger...you've been trully a master...you are the best...luv ya..ana-maria from romania