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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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08/13/2006 | 11:36 PM
congrats on ur win over gasquet.The match was awsome :)
08/13/2006 | 11:23 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I was delighted to be able to watch the Final and see you win. Well done on such a wonderful fight back.
I still feel that you are below par physically and hope that if that is the case, all will soon be well.
Best wishes
Camille
08/13/2006 | 11:13 PM
Roger dear,
Congrats!!!!...Rogers Cup is Roger's again!:-)
40th title now?WoWW!!
Sue
08/13/2006 | 11:01 PM
!!!Superstar Roger!!!
Congratulations Roger.
Good luck in Cincinaty...
08/13/2006 | 10:45 PM
Well done!
08/13/2006 | 10:39 PM
uuuuu are the champions my friend,again Roger's Cup champion!!!!that's great!
08/13/2006 | 10:39 PM
uuuu are the champion my friend,again the Roger's Cup champion,that's great!!!
08/13/2006 | 10:25 PM
Well done winning the title!!! :D

Well done Roger!

All fans and me knew you could do it!

I didn't saw your game, but I heard on the news, that you've won!!!!Really good work :D

I'm glad for you!!!!!

Go well in Cinncinatti I will hvae stro
08/13/2006 | 10:14 PM
Congratulation!!! I'm very happy to see that you won this tittle! I watched the live score from the beginning of the game, and I think you did a great jub in the second and third sets.
Well, have a good luck in the next tournament in Cincy! The top quar
08/13/2006 | 10:12 PM
Well done!!!
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