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40th title?

13.08.2006 | Tennis

Roger was taken to three sets by Fernando Gonzalez on Saturday, downing the 15th-seeded Chilean 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 to reach the Toronto Masters Series final - his 17th straight ATP final, a streak dating back to his semifinal exit at Roland Garros in 2005.

"I had problems in the second and third sets, but I made it through. That's what counts", Roger commented. "A month's break without any tournaments and then straight to the finals. I can't ask for anything more."

On Sunday Roger will face France's Richard Gasquet, a 6-2, 7-5 winner over Scottish teenager Andy Murray.

After racing through the opening set, Roger failed to convert several break points early in the second set and Gonzalez, who won Olympic doubles gold in Athens two years ago, broke him at love in the 12th game to force a decisive set.

Roger saved a break point at 1-2 in the third set, then broke Gonzalez in the seventh game when the Chilean lofted a lob long. Two games later, Roger closed out the match with another break to improve to 61-4 on the year: 60-0 against all opponents but nemesis Rafael Nadal.

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08/14/2006 | 07:52 AM
Hi Roger, you are my favorite!!!
08/14/2006 | 07:35 AM
Hello Roger,

Fantastic feat.
The back hand is wonderful and singing
All the best for the US open.


08/14/2006 | 06:35 AM
40th title for you,Roger.
Congratulation! ^-^b
08/14/2006 | 06:07 AM
Dear Roger , Congrats for a great win over Richard Gasquet..
08/14/2006 | 05:01 AM
Hello Rogi,
Congratulation. you gave us a bit of scared in the first set though..Anyway, great come back and finish the job as usual.

Take care.
08/14/2006 | 04:19 AM


Congratulations on your win against Gasquet!!
a tough match but finally the trophy is yours.
08/14/2006 | 03:18 AM
in the path of rewriting the tennis history...congrats and way to go roger...
08/14/2006 | 03:14 AM
i can't believe i spelled Cincinnati wrong... GOSH i'm such an idiot! ; )
08/14/2006 | 03:11 AM
way to go, Roger, you did it again! i'm so happy for you getting win #40! it was great getting to watch you every day, i could really get used to this! and as always, good luck in Cincinatti! : )

08/14/2006 | 03:08 AM
Congratulation Roger!!!

Once again you have shown that you are the true champion. Good luck for Cincinnati. Stay healthy.

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