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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 | 02:48 AM
You made me hyperventilate then again, Roger, and it got somewhat worse when I couldn't watch it LIVE. But yet again, you prevailed and prevailed beautifully. Congratulations on getting to the finals!

Much love,
Joreen :-D
08/14/2006 | 02:27 AM
it was a hard fought game!!! i have watched the finals!!! its 2am here in the Philippines... sad thing is u still havent posted news yet so that i can already post my comment!! anyways, CONGRATS!!! roger, as usual u did ur best.. u stayed focus!! u indeed
08/14/2006 | 01:56 AM
Congratulations. Good work, you were calm when your play was not good.. You showed that you are a really champion. For that reason you won, what example for the beginners: before the adversity, to remove a match even though you did not feel in your best p
08/14/2006 | 01:52 AM
Roger..

it was a great game against Gasquet, a good player in my opinion. You did your best and, repeated something that I and of course, your fans all over the world, love watching you doing.. YOU WON!
Congratulations and take care!

Yours,
isis,
08/14/2006 | 01:43 AM
CONGRATULATIONS on your lastest title. What a great competitive match. I am so very happy for you!!!!!!
08/14/2006 | 01:06 AM
So now it's time to remove the question-mark from this headline and replace it with an exclamation point!

CONGRATULATIONS ROGER!!!
08/14/2006 | 12:43 AM
Congrats Roger on Winning the title! All of us are proud of you!
08/14/2006 | 12:06 AM
congrats Roger!!! You're playing was beautiful!!! Good Luck at the finals. I know you can do it!!! Good Luck in Cinncinnati also!!!

Brittany
08/13/2006 | 11:46 PM
Dear Roger !

Congratulations for winning the title! You were amazing as allways! More than amazing, just brilliant! It was really tough match against very strong opponent and only you know how hard it was to produce this quality of shots (!)under such
08/13/2006 | 11:45 PM
Congratulations Roger for this new trophy.

I didn' t watch your Wimbledon final this year (some TV problems ¬¬) so I' m happy to see your winning in Toronto.

This week has been strange because you had some problems on your seconds sets, but today y
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