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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 | 05:12 PM
Hi Roger! Heartiest congratulation to you on a great win. You played really well and your service was also upto the mark. I wish Nadal against you in the next final so that you can take revenge of Dubai defeat. Good Luck Roger.
Wakeel Ahmad
Lahore-Pakis
04/03/2006 | 05:11 PM
Excellent tennis, once again you are the best.
But that was veeery peculiar watching you talk to the lineswoman... I have NEVER seen that before!! She was kind of stupid. Don't let it get to you, I'm against instant replay too.
04/03/2006 | 05:09 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Roger
So close match, but U always get the big point. Well done...
The clay courts season is comming up! Best luck in the next tournament in MONACO and so on. God bless u.
Kisses,
MaM(";)
04/03/2006 | 05:07 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Roger
So close match, but U always get the big point. Well done...
The clay courts season is comming up! Best luck in the next tournament in MONACO and so on. God bless u.
Kisses,
MaM (";)
04/03/2006 | 04:51 PM
Congratulations! Roger You 're so smart.
04/03/2006 | 04:39 PM
GO ROGER GO!

You are THE BEST!

GO Rogi GOOOOOOOO!
04/03/2006 | 04:38 PM
Congratulation ROGER !!!!
Wow and Phew only this can express my feeling.
I thinks all of the fan feel the same way, we are so happy and so proud of you.

This match is so close and so tie between you too.
There is not second that I watch and not feel
04/03/2006 | 04:35 PM
Congratulation ROGER !!!!
Wow and Phew only this can express my feeling.
I thinks all of the fan feel the same way, we are so happy and so proud of you.

This match is so close and so tie between you too.
There is not second that I watch and not feel
04/03/2006 | 04:33 PM
Well done Rogelio. Great win. I am so happy you defended both titles and remain unbeaten in the US for quite a while. Keep making history, breaking records and creating new ones.

However, records are just an additional entertainment. With or without th
04/03/2006 | 04:27 PM
you are simply THE BEST!!!!!!!!

THE GOD OF TENIS