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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 | 11:21 AM
To legend of Tennis Roger Federer
Rero I am very very happy to you ,I hope to you realisation win in all championships and continual win in all championships big from it and small
I like your sorcerer play ,always remember that all your fans purrsuance
04/03/2006 | 11:12 AM
Congratulations, Roger! Very well done. I wish you the very best of luck on the rest of the season. May everything go as you want it to. I especially hope you win the three remaing Grand Slams.

Best wishes, René
04/03/2006 | 10:57 AM
thank you, thank you, thank you.....
you're wonderful.
04/03/2006 | 10:56 AM
Best congratulations!!! I hardly can sleep and wait for news!!! Great victory!!!
There are no words to describe how happy i am and how great YOU ARE!!!!
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
Take rest and have nice time with MIRKA!!!
04/03/2006 | 10:48 AM
My dear champ!!! What's a great victory! Indian Wells-Miami again!!! It's incredible Rogi, you're be able to surprise me too!!! I've watched the match against Ljubicic and I must admit that the croatian player is very good on this hard court! But in the R
04/03/2006 | 10:45 AM
What can I say? Running out of superlatives to describe your prowess. Tremendous win, tight match I believe considering the score. Didn't watch the match, which was a great pity.

Have a good rest and train well for the clay cour season. This year, I re
04/03/2006 | 10:43 AM
Congratulations Roger!
You showed your brilliance again in this tournament!
I wish you good luck in the next clay tournaments!
04/03/2006 | 10:41 AM
congratulations Roger you are the best and you fly so high above the other guys
go on and i wish you good luck in monte carlo
04/03/2006 | 10:08 AM
Till now in tennis no one has reigned the court and been so superior to other players.You are the best SIR ROGER for facing such difficult consequences and coming out with flying colours.
You are GODLIKE in tennis
from your favorite fans
04/03/2006 | 10:03 AM
Well done Roger!!~