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Roger ready to match Borg

17.06.2006 | Tennis

Roger moved into the final in Halle today with a 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-3 victory over sixth-seeded Tommy Haas.

It was already Roger's third consecutive match over three sets - he is now just on victory short to equaling Björn Borg's grass-court record of 41 victories from 1976 to 1981.

"I could've — should've — closed it out earlier," Roger said. "Over all, I played pretty solid, but I didn't serve as well as I wanted. He converted only 2 of 16 break-point chances against Haas. "I returned well on the deuce side and had some difficulty on the ad side. Tommy either served better or I couldn't get the ball in play."

Roger will play Tomas Berdych, who defeated Kristof Vliegen, 6-3, 6-2, aiming at his fourth title in Halle. Roger holds a 2-1 edge over Berdych in their head-to-head meetings. Berdych defeated him in the 2004 Olympics but lost the next two encounters at the 2005 Hamburg Masters and in the French Open this year.

 
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06/18/2006 | 03:59 PM
You haven' t played at 100 for cent but in the 3 set you were great.
Only one match and you' ll stabilite the record in the grass.
You' re becoming the best tennis player of ever.
Congratulation.
06/18/2006 | 03:53 PM
You made it Roger!!! Congratulations on winning your 4th Gerry Open Title at Halle!!! Its fantastic news!!!

Get some well deserved rest,
See you at Wimbledon and enjoy the World Cup!!
Michelle - Toronto, Canada



06/18/2006 | 03:42 PM
Dear Roger!
Congratulations for the g r e a t victory in Gerry Weber! Good Luck for Wimbledon
courageus
06/18/2006 | 03:38 PM
o my god!!!SEEMS TO ME THT ALWAYS I SARTED MY LETTER FROM THIS WORDS..IT RELLY FUNNY)))
AGAIN WANNA SAY THAT I ALWAS TREAT RODER'S GAME THE BEST GAME ALL OVER THE WORLD))
WANNA SAY THANKS TO HIS COUCH))))
THAT HE KEEP RIDGER IN FIT)))
WANNA TELL THANK
06/18/2006 | 03:38 PM
Roger -

CONGRATULATIONS! A truly AWESOME achievement that deserves a primal cry of triumph!

No one will say that Halle is as important as Wimbledon, but this tournament has proven a lot of very important things about you:

1) You have incredible m
06/18/2006 | 03:20 PM
another title! so awesome... this should give you tons of confidence for Wimbledon, now take a nice rest next week, I cant imagine how tiring all this must be, but you can enjoy your effort this week and konw youre the best..
06/18/2006 | 03:19 PM
Hi champ....welldone today.pls pls pls get some
rest.
Luv u.
Fan4life
06/18/2006 | 03:07 PM
Big Congratulations Rog!!!
A truly well deserved win!
Time to get some rest... Best of luck in Wimbledon! Knock their socks off man!!!

Thanks for being a great inspiration!
Rick F. from Canada
06/18/2006 | 03:06 PM
I think there is unnecessary hype about Wilander. He said a lot of good things about Roger too. In fact he compared Roger's lack of b's to his own in Wimbledon. The press, as usual highlighted just one line of his.
06/18/2006 | 03:03 PM
Roger, what a great accomplishment! To be in the final at RG and then win on grass just days later, amazing! Let's see Nadal do that...and you totally deserve to be with Borg in the record books as the best grass court player in history... no matter what
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