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Roger reaches fourth straight Wimbledon final

07.07.2006 | Tennis

Roger needed just over an hour to beat Jonas Björkman in straight sets at Wimbledon and become the first man in 41 years to reach five straight Grand Slam tennis finals.

 

Roger clearly took home the match 6-2, 6-0, 6-2 against Björkman, a 34-year-old Swede who was the oldest men's semifinalist at the London tournament since 1987. Their match at the lone grass-court major was delayed two hours by rain.

 

The last man to make five major finals in a row was Fred Stolle, who completed that streak in 1965.

 

Roger's record-extending 47th consecutive victory on the sport's fastest surface also moved him within one win of becoming the seventh man and first since Pete Sampras in 2000 to take four straight Wimbledon titles.

 

His opponent in two days will be either second-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain or 18th-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus. If Nadal wins his semifinal, it would mark the first time in 14 years the same men have played in back-to-back Grand Slam finals. Nadal beat Roger at the French Open last month.

 
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07/09/2006 | 08:37 PM
Writing to you as we are watching the final with Nadal....Again...what a perfect game...We are getting ready to celebrate your triumph...Congratulations Hero...finally this little guy (Nadal...:)...will see....know....and convince himself and the whole wo
07/09/2006 | 07:35 PM
hello Roger !
Congratulations on your wining today !
and good luck next time !
keep up the good work Roger !

Hanouf from q8 ... kuwait ..
07/09/2006 | 07:04 PM
roger - you're made in heaven mate! congrats on possibly the biggest win of your career! I saw you this week and each year you just get better and better. looking forward to the fifth when you come back next year. but in the next month looking forward to
07/09/2006 | 06:58 PM
Congratulaions on winning Wimbledon for the 4th time!!!

Well done, you're on history now and you can do even more. This has been revenge for you haha!!
and I'm sure that you' re enjoying this sweet moment.

thank you!!!

good luck for the rest of
07/09/2006 | 06:48 PM
Congrat Roger-u win the 4th successive Wimbledon title.However,I think Nadal will become your nightmare in the future because he seem to be more and more potential in all surfaces.But i think u can improve in the future and show your champion style of te
07/09/2006 | 06:45 PM
Dear Roger the Great,

Congratulations on winning the championship! Thank you for the exciting match (my hands are still shaking!). I am so happy for you and so proud of you. Well done! You totally deserved it. Enjoy the moment and have a good break. W
07/09/2006 | 06:30 PM
Writing to you as we are watching the final with Nadal....Again...what a perfect game...We are getting ready to celebrate your triumph...Congratulations Hero...finally this little guy (Nadal...:)...will see....know....and convince himself and the whole wo
07/09/2006 | 04:38 PM
Yes. Both players are not making any exceptional shots so far. Seems like they are a bit reserved and playing safe. Anyway, Federer is up two sets now. Let's hope he will show some great tennis and run away with the third.
07/09/2006 | 04:36 PM
Roger won second set tie break. Go Roger go
07/09/2006 | 04:17 PM
hey anybody watching the game ? 2nd set does not look good ? How is he playing ?
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