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03.04.2006 | Tennis

Federer Challenged, but Coolly Responds (NY Times)

Roger Federer got his racket on a Ivan Ljubicic serve Sunday afternoon and hit a low, angled backhand return that struck the top of the net and landed softly on the other side, beyond Ljubicic's reach. After three tie breakers and nearly three hours, the men's Nasdaq-100 Open final was over, though it could be argued that the outcome was never really in doubt.


Federer still king of the court (AP)

Roger Federer's best surface may be U.S. soil. With comebacks in three consecutive tiebreakers Sunday, Federer remained unbeaten in the United States since August 2004, beating Ivan Ljubicic 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6) to win the Nasdaq-100 Open.


Fed delighted by Miami triumph (Sportinglife.com)

Roger Federer was ecstatic after claiming back-to-back ATP Masters Series titles at Indian Wells and Miami. Federer won a hat-trick of tie-breaks to defeat Ivan Ljubicic in straight sets in Sunday's Nasdaq-100 Open final. World number six Ljubicic battled hard to take his opponent to the brink in each set, but Swiss superstar Federer proved too strong at every opportunity.


Another week, another title (Cape Argus)

"It was tough today, he made me work very hard," said Federer, who will soon turn his mind to clay and a run at the French Open. "He could have pushed me further if he'd played better on big points in the tiebreaks," added the Swiss. "But he was going for big serves with great variation. He made me work but I expected that - three tiebreaks is the most extreme you can have."


Federer wins three tiebreakers to capture Nasdaq title (ESPN.com)

"I never panic," Federer said. "I think that's the key in the end. You've got to believe in your game."


Fed express rolls on (sportal.com.au)

The match lasted for nearly three hours, as Federer was pushed to a three-set tiebreak for the first time in his career, triumphing in each one to defend his title.

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04/14/2006 | 11:31 PM
Congratulation Roger, you are the best.
04/11/2006 | 06:29 PM
You're the greatest!
04/10/2006 | 07:50 PM
04/09/2006 | 11:59 AM
Roger, congratulations and best of luck for the clay court season.
04/08/2006 | 05:00 AM
Congratulations my #1 you were terrific!!!
I knew u will do it again!!
Your fan
04/07/2006 | 12:18 PM
Go Roger! <333
Another well deserved win.
04/06/2006 | 10:14 AM
Hi Roger!

Just wanted to say congratulations again on your fantastic and breathtaking final against Ljubicic. Again, really no words to describe how proud I am to be fan at this moment and always!
You will always remain the undeniable champion and you
04/05/2006 | 11:03 PM
Roger great Roger! your siempres you leave me without words, congratulations each triumph you have it very deserved. You are maximo! Your performance is impressive, you are great sportsman. Your game is an art work!
04/05/2006 | 04:08 PM
Hi roger,

Don't agree with the person who said that you have no chance winning the french you never say never nadal is a good player but roger you are the best on any surface.
I love the fact that you never look like you a being bothered by anyone to
04/05/2006 | 02:29 PM
Can't argue with the statement 'Roger Federer is the King of the court'!!!!!!

And what a way to show it....being EXTREMELY solid in 3 consecutive tie-breakers...kept your focus and calm even under such extreme pressure!!!!

Just incredible!!!!

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