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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 | 01:16 PM
Dear Roger,

Congrats for yesterday's win. All the besdt for today. May God go with you and He will.


Your 'Aunty Pat' from Jamaica
06/18/2006 | 01:14 PM
Up tho the 70.000 th member!

Quite deserved for such an outstanding tennis player and such a beautiful website!

06/18/2006 | 01:09 PM
I was keeping up with the live scoring on the Gerry Weber Open website - I'd almost forgot what it's like to watch a tennis match, as I hadn't done it in ages because we're having problems with our television. Needless to say, I was a complete mess by th
06/18/2006 | 12:53 PM
16 break points mean you play very well on receiving, so forget about the bp conversions.
Good luck........
06/18/2006 | 12:42 PM
Wonderful to see you through another challenge. After the semifinal, I somehow didn't doubt your ability to overcome Haas, even though the match may have been more tough than you would have wanted.

Sending you a wave of good wishes for the final!
06/18/2006 | 12:35 PM
Federer, enchants to me as you play, you have much style, you are incredible. Congratulations to be in the end, you you deserve it. Luck and kisses.
06/18/2006 | 12:30 PM
Hi roger,

congrats on another win you should be truly proud of yourself as we all are of you.
You deserve this title after having to fight in nearly every match this week i really don't know how you keep going like you do i most certainly wouldn't be
06/18/2006 | 10:39 AM
All good things in the final today Roger: try not to emulate Houdini again as my heart will not stand it.


06/18/2006 | 10:02 AM
well done rogi....against haas you played a solid match,but you lost many chances to close match earlier.....against berdych will be a tough match...you have to serve better,and you have to convert the break points.....
good luck!!!!
06/18/2006 | 10:02 AM
You can definetely equal Borg's record and finally surpass the record at Wimby. :wink:
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