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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 | 07:39 AM
yesss!yet another triumph!Roger plzz forget abt all the mistakes u made!u won and thts wht matters!u'll be equalling and soon be breaking Borg's record!we alll love u,support u and are constantly praying for u!c'monnnn roger!i am confidnet tht not only wi
06/18/2006 | 07:27 AM
Congratulations Roger! This is a really good start for Wimbledon. You can definitely overcome one more opponent and reach Borg's record. Good Luck.
06/18/2006 | 07:05 AM
Clap! clap! clap!!!! c´mon Roger!!!!
06/18/2006 | 06:48 AM
dear federer! congrats you r really superb.ur final may tuff n u have to focus on ur service.
i know u r the no.1 n its easy for u to win.wish you good luck for ur final
06/18/2006 | 06:35 AM

Congratulations for reach the final. Best wishes for you, enjoy...you are doing one the things you most like..playing tennis!! Therefore victory will come...¡Bon courage!

¡Tú puedes!
06/18/2006 | 06:28 AM
Congratulations, Roger
You have had tough and strong matches this week haven't you. How amazing you are!!Today's final will be absolutely yours. I'm looking forward to a good result.
Good luck to you in the today's final.

06/18/2006 | 06:15 AM
Dear Roger,

It was a great match, and you could have won it on the second set, but I have to admitt Haas is not a giver but a fighter too. Unfortunately since few weeks, your face does not show any emotions, even when you win a wonderful point, I just
06/18/2006 | 05:53 AM
Dear Roger,
Congrats on getting to the final! You defeated some very good players along the way. I hope and pray you are extra focused and play with extra precision during the final. Berdych will definitely come out swinging. Go Roger!
Your Fan,
06/18/2006 | 05:43 AM
Dearest Roger,

Congratulations! I wish you all the luck in the world for your final against Berdych tomorrow.


06/18/2006 | 05:32 AM
Roger to match Borg,yeah but don't forget of Berdych! he can be dangerous too,u win easy in Roland Garros,but this is another surface(your best) yes...but u don't have to think it will be to easy,i know u love challengues so that will be cool for u,anyway
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