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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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06/21/2006 | 10:29 AM
i love you baby !

you r the most gorgeous doll i have ever seen !! :-)
06/21/2006 | 07:48 AM
Thank, ROger. It is possible to observe of your game in the whole afternoon, she simply shakes. Is very glad for a victory in Halle, and, you are sure, on Wimbledon too win. Already in fourth times in succession.
Yours faithfully Arthur
06/21/2006 | 06:17 AM
luv u praying 4 u
06/21/2006 | 05:54 AM
Congratulations, Roger, on your 4th. Halle title!
Another Wimbledon is within reach! Always the best in every possible way.

Mary Kay
06/21/2006 | 03:32 AM
Congratulations to Roger on another great tournament. Please don't criticise Nadal for pulling out of the next one with injury. We must hope that there will always be someone who can challenge Roger, or if he has won everything possible in Grand Slams
06/20/2006 | 11:31 PM
No doubt!!Simply you are the BEST!!!!!
06/20/2006 | 09:22 PM
Bravissimo Roger!!!!! Congratulazioni!!!! Purtroppo non ho potuto seguire la partita, ma sono sicura che sei stato fantastico come sempre, e come sempre sarai!!! Sei e rimarrai sempre il numero uno!!!! Non vedo l'ora che inizi Wimbledon, non perderò una
06/20/2006 | 07:20 PM
Hi Roger,

I guess you are now preparing for Wimbledon,
I wish you well and that you are in good spirit coming into this major tournament. Please keep in mind that all is within your reach. It is through expressing your voice to win, through vision, di
06/20/2006 | 06:47 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!
I think the really roger is back again. You're simply the best... Good luck in Wimbledon!!!!!! Keep going and going!!!!!!!
06/20/2006 | 06:31 PM
that was so COOL!!
man you can always do it if you want to
as i told you life is winning and loosing..you lost to nadal in roland garros..but you won this title
Vamus ROGER!!!!!
YOUR best fan, jumana sarraj