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Roger sets up dream final against Nadal

22.04.2006 | Tennis

Roger and defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain will meet in the Monte Carlo Masters final after winning their semifinals Saturday.

 

Roger beat Fernando Gonzalez of Chile 6-2, 6-4, and Nadal downed Gaston Gaudio of Argentina 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.

 

He reached his 12th consecutive final, equaling John McEnroe's mark set in 1984. Only Guillermo Vilas (13 straight in 1977) and Ivan Lendl (18 between 1981-82) have reached more in a row.

 

It was his 29th straight in a Masters Series tournament.

 

'I was very focused on this match, very concentrated,' said Roger. 'I got off to a fast start. Even though I've never lost to him, Gonzalez is always a tough opponent. I had to play well to beat him. I'm pleased with my form, which has gotten better as the week goes on.'

 

Roger lost to Nadal in early March in the final of Dubai. 'I want to take my revenge for Dubai in the final,' he said. 'I've had a great week and I'd love to finish it with the title.'

 
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04/23/2006 | 06:34 PM
although disappointing, we should be happy that roger is finding form on clay. prehaps nadal has a 42-time winning streak now but when we get back to grass and hard courts roger is unbeatable!
04/23/2006 | 06:33 PM
I am so sorry Roger.
Well done on reaching the final.
04/23/2006 | 06:33 PM
ok I wouldn't kill myself koffie, but its not a great feeling for sure. If we lost knowing he'd play his best tennis then I'd have felt better, jus feel it was yet a missed opportunity where he didn't play nowhere near his best, and Nadal couldn't have do
04/23/2006 | 06:33 PM
i just posted that once, strange!
Im so disapointed the fourt set was one inch away and I think roger had won it in the fifth!!!¨
I hate nadal
04/23/2006 | 06:33 PM
can anyone tell me how he lost the last 3 points ... he was ahead initially ... unforce errors again ?
04/23/2006 | 06:31 PM
Nice try
04/23/2006 | 06:31 PM
Im gonna kill myself......... dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
04/23/2006 | 06:30 PM
nice try
04/23/2006 | 06:30 PM
nice try
04/23/2006 | 06:30 PM
Im gonna kill myself......... dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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