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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 | 10:11 PM
Well done!!!
08/13/2006 | 10:04 PM
You will win
believe me in believe in yourself
08/13/2006 | 10:01 PM
Dear Roger,

congratulations for your 40th title!!!!
You did it again and again and again....really great.
Savour this win and stay healthy.
keep it up Roger!

Thanks a lot for your beautiful&awesome tennis....

Miwa
08/13/2006 | 09:42 PM
Dear Roger,

Just watching your match now. You have to keep going! You know you can do it!!
Another title is in your reach!! Now go get it!!
Love you,
Stephanie xxxxxxxxxx
08/13/2006 | 09:42 PM
Dear Roger,

Just watching your match now. You have to keep going! You know you can do it!!
Another title is in your reach!! Now go get it!!
Love you,
Stephanie xxxxxxxxxx
08/13/2006 | 09:42 PM
Dear Roger,

Just watching your match now. You have to keep going! You know you can do it!!
Another title is in your reach!! Now go get it!!
Love you,
Stephanie xxxxxxxxxx
08/13/2006 | 07:20 PM
am sure torento will be ur 40 title career roger
just play ur best tennis and u will do the job
go rogerrrrrrrrrrrrr u rooooooooooock
kiss - ur bigest fan in the mideleast -
sara from saudi arabia
08/13/2006 | 07:00 PM
You did great Roger!.. I was all excited when you won!
Ana
08/13/2006 | 07:00 PM
40th title? ;) I think sooooo! :) Best of luck in today's final, which starts in about 1 hour! I'll be watching the entire thing on ESPN (on tape delay, but better than nothing)!!! :) GOOD LUCK!!! :D
08/13/2006 | 06:59 PM
Congrats Roger and good luck to the final!
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