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Roger one shy of Roland Garros title

09.06.2006 | Tennis

Roger overcame a dismal start today to earn his first berth in a French Open final! He is now just one win shy of his fourth consecutive Grand Slam title...


Down one set and behind 3-0 in the second, Roger rallied and led 3-6, 6-4, 5-2 when David Nalbandian retired. The nature of Nalbandian's ailment wasn't immediately clear. The No. 3-seeded Argentine called for a trainer down 2-1 in the second set, again received treatment at 3-2 and quit after playing two more games.


By beating Nalbandian, Roger extended his Grand Slam winning streak to 27 matches. The final once again is the encounter many have hoped for: Roger's opponent will be defending champion Rafael Nadal.


Should Roger win the title, he would become only the third man to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time, joining Don Budge and Rod Laver. He would also become the sixth man to achieve a career Slam by winning all four majors.

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06/11/2006 | 11:30 AM
You have the game to beat Nadal. You have what it takes. You can do this. Whilst you may feel the pressure to win your grand slam, Nadal also has the pressure of defending his title.

We all believe in you Roger. You can win this.
06/11/2006 | 11:23 AM
Hi Roger,
Please do your best in the final. I'm sure you'll win. You are the best tennis player I've ever seen and it's only you who deserves the title.
Anyway, congrats for your achievements.
06/11/2006 | 11:16 AM
Congratulations!!! Don't be afraid of the final:) Be confident, you CAN beat Nadal, even on clay, you have proved it several times. The only thing you need is a bit of success and self-confidence:) God bless you, may your dream come true:) You'd deserve i
06/11/2006 | 11:12 AM
Ohh !!!
i wish you all good luck with all my heart
get all 4 grand Slam tittles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/11/2006 | 10:57 AM
All the best to you in the final! Nadal will probably try and take even longer in between points, and his uncle will probably coach him again from the bench. It won't matter because you are simply the best.

Many, including sports writers, have desc
06/11/2006 | 10:52 AM
roger, this final is yours to win or lose. we all know u can beat him and we'll be behind u every painful step of the way...it's very hard to watch, but i won't change the channel. do your thing and bring home the trophy. joga bonito!!
06/11/2006 | 10:46 AM
Roger, you are amazing, truly breathtaking, an enigma to behold.

I am beyond thrilled to see you right there were you belong - at the foot of the final.

YOU CAN DO IT ROGER!!! You are by far the better player. Just believe in yourself, and play your
06/11/2006 | 10:40 AM
06/11/2006 | 10:37 AM
BEST OF LUCKKKK!!!! you can do it rogi!!
06/11/2006 | 10:33 AM
ROGER! congratulations! The dream final is here! Everyone has been anticipating this final since the FO started! It has finally arrived. the nail biting,heart wrenching anxious final is the one that You have been waiting for, your fans and just about ever
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