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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 | 06:58 PM
congratulation roger
08/13/2006 | 05:48 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on your win against Gonzalez.

Good luck against Gasquet. You can do it and the title is so appropriately named the "Rogers Cup". I will be watching here in the UK on Sky Sports.

Love Christinex
08/13/2006 | 05:47 PM
Impressive match Roger! You were brilliant.
Another sleepless night for me but definitely worth it. Thank you for the excitement !
I will watch you in the final today and I'm sure you'll win. Good luck!
Love yah
<3 (K)
08/13/2006 | 05:47 PM
go na ka Roger
miss you
08/13/2006 | 05:38 PM
Roger You Got It! The Really Nº 1 No Doubt About It!
08/13/2006 | 05:26 PM
Well done Rogi! Great work. Good luck in your final today. I'll be cheering for you and I have a good feeling you'll win this tournament.

Go Rogi!

Lots of love,

08/13/2006 | 05:01 PM
Dear Roger

I still cannot believe that I saw you live. It is unreal. It was so wonderful seeing you play Gonza and taking the match the way you did.

I know you will do your best later today at the finals and I will be right there again to cheer yo
08/13/2006 | 04:59 PM
get that title Roger go !!! you are the best !!!
08/13/2006 | 04:54 PM
Hi Roger,

The last two matches have been outstanding. These guys are so hungry to beat you and you just won't give in. This is a sign of a true champion. Way to go ROGER!
Good Luck with Gasquet! I'll be watching.

08/13/2006 | 04:48 PM
Well done, Roger. You are great. Good luck for the final. You have come this far and you deserved to win. All the Best.
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