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Roger Wins 42nd Straight on Grass Court

27.06.2006 | Tennis

Roger won his record 42nd straight grass-court match Tuesday, beating Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to open his bid for a fourth consecutive Wimbledon championship.

 

Roger broke the record he shared with Bjorn Borg, the five-time Wimbledon champion who won 41 straight matches on grass from 1976-1981.

 

"It's nice to get any streak," Roger said. "I'm still going, so even better if I can maybe postpone it and make it even last longer. I'm surprised myself I've kept it that long. To come through today was my only wish, not to break the streak, but to have it come together is nice."

 

The world number one led Gasquet 6-3, 1-2 on Monday when the match was suspended by rain. The pair returned to Centre Court under cloudy skies, and Roger needed only 37 minutes to finish off the 20-year-old Frenchman. Roger will next face Henman, a four-time Wimbledon semifinalist who overcame Sweden's Robin Soderling, 6-7 (8), 6-3, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.

 
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06/28/2006 | 07:25 PM
Another great match Roger

What u delievered today wasn't just a defeat for Henman but a public humiliation in front of his home crowd. U really deserve to go all the way here at Wimbledon with this kind of tennis display.

Be merciless with ur oppon
06/28/2006 | 04:44 PM
your tennis was flawless against Gasquet - stay focused against Tim & partisan crowd - you are a much better player than when he beat you on grass - don't forget that! Believe in yourself & let your racket do the talking, then Mac, Wilander et al can cra
06/28/2006 | 04:08 PM
Excellent!!!! Roger: Your play was perfect... I am so happy for you. Your record will grow up because you will be the best player of the history!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/28/2006 | 04:03 PM
Hi roger,

Congratukations on another briliant display of the best set's of tennis i have seen you play in this tournament even from last year, you look brilliant in the new gear always wear white roger it is your colour with the all important gold and
06/28/2006 | 04:01 PM
congratulations. keep going
good luck my dear
06/28/2006 | 03:18 PM
i miss you Roger
XXXX
06/28/2006 | 02:40 PM
Well done, Roger!!
After your national football team(They played very well~), you are Switzerland's hero!
06/28/2006 | 01:51 PM
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go Roger and that white ceremonial coat suited your style and grace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/28/2006 | 01:44 PM
Cmon Roger u can easily win the grandslam
Just do it and try to avoid unforced errors
Tim wont be tough
Best of Luck
06/28/2006 | 01:25 PM
It seems that it wasn't that difficult for you, doesn't it Roger? Besides, we all waited this outcome and the rain proved to be a real advantage, after all...!
Well,now, I wish you good luck for your next matches.
Roger RULESSS........
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