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Fourth title in Halle

18.06.2006 | Tennis

Roger has entered the hall of fame with two more records. He earned a 6-0, 6-7 (4), 6-2 victory over fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in today's final in Halle to win his fifth title of 2006. Bouncing back from last week's French Open loss in style, he captured the Gerry Weber Open crown for a fourth straight time - the first athlete ever to have achieved that. He also won his 41st straight match on grass, tying the Open-era record set by the legendary Björn Borg from 1976-81.

«That certainly is an impressive number, but it does not mean very much to me. But I am certainly glad to have achieved this,» Roger commented. His last defeat on grass now lies four years back - against Mario Ancic in the first round in Wimbledon.

Roger improved to 49-4 for the year, including 5-4 in finals. Each of the losses came against Rafael Nadal, including last Sunday's setback in the French Open final. That loss came on clay, Nadal's favorite surface. Grass, though, is clearly Roger's playground. He is the three-time defending Wimbledon champ and now appears ready for the third Grand Slam event of the year, which is set to begin on June 26 in London. And things do look good, as in the past Roger has always gone on to capture the title in Wimbledon after having won Halle.

Roger improved to 3-1 lifetime against Berdych, winning the past three meetings after the Czech beat him at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

 
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06/22/2006 | 12:24 AM
Hey Roger!

YEEHAW! Another amazing title for ya! Halle! Great Job babes! Can't wait to see you in Wimbledon!!

Kisses

Orissa
06/21/2006 | 09:20 PM
It's not easy to win a tournement on grass after a final in RG!but Roger is Roger and grass is you're favourite surface,there's no doubt !we are accustomed to this and you are so great!good luck!Wimbledon is close!!!!!love
06/21/2006 | 07:26 PM
Hi roger,

I know your here in the uk now and hope you have enough time to read some of the brilliant e-mails you have on your site your fans have to be the best at putting across there feelings about you, (myself included) we all love and truly admire
06/21/2006 | 07:09 PM
Hey Roger!!
Congrats!!! Best of luck for Wimbledon!!!
06/21/2006 | 07:08 PM
Hi Roger, well done on a truely magnificent win in halle, now for wimbledon. I am really looking forward to seeing your grace on the court, there is no one as graceful as you on a tennis court, even when you are chasing the ball you still seem to make it
06/21/2006 | 06:45 PM
Still the one, no way out.
The Grass court King.
Com'on Roger!
06/21/2006 | 05:59 PM
Fantastic win at Halle, its just the 4th time you've won so its not that bad, only kiddin', its great!!!!

Hope you can win wimbeldon without even dropping a set!!!

good luck, no pressure
06/21/2006 | 04:31 PM
dearest Roger,
Please have time to relax and rest for awhile in time for the Wimby. I believe, nobody could beat you at the grasscourt! It's your kingdom, your Majesty!
Much Love,
glendajimeneztorio
06/21/2006 | 02:32 PM

Congratulations, Emperor! I knew you'd do it. You're just awesome. Are you from this planet? Are you human? Of course you're! It's enough to remember your tears when you won the Australian Open this year. You're an example to follow, keep on being
06/21/2006 | 01:35 PM
congratz roger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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