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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 | 04:40 PM
Good luck sweetie. I've been so busy as of late but I make sure to keep tab of what's going on with you and your tennis matches. You have the heart of a champion, keep on going.

Maricar
08/13/2006 | 04:33 PM
Congratulations roger
Successfully in the final
I with you with all the heart and the desire to the new victory
Thank you roger
I love you
08/13/2006 | 04:32 PM
congrtaz on ur win roger!!
hope u win in d finals too!!
08/13/2006 | 04:27 PM
Dear Roger,
Please receive my hearty congratulatoin. Happy Birthday:-) You are our superman. You are back. Although you may have faced some pressure before you got your Wimbledon champion, you have conquered the difficulty now. We trust you ,support y
08/13/2006 | 04:18 PM
its although not UNBELIEVABLE, but i m greatful for ur reachin d finals...n although i knw it ll be ur 40 title, but hope u play well n are satisfied. dats all matters !! n plzz do somehtin so dat d cincinnati tournament atleast we can c on air..
08/13/2006 | 03:59 PM
WAY TO GO ROGER YOUARE THE BEST KEEP IT ROKIN IN THE FINALS.BEST OF LUCK TO YOU DEAR
08/13/2006 | 03:55 PM
Heey,

Good job! Now I'm sure you're going to win! The tournament is called the Rogers Cup after all. It must say something ;) .
Good Luck in the Finals.

Lidi
08/13/2006 | 03:54 PM
GO Rog! LoveYou....
08/13/2006 | 03:48 PM
The real final was played yesterday.

Today will be a walk in the park.

Good Luck, Health and Happiness !

Simi.
08/13/2006 | 03:30 PM
Hi roger,

Well done another fantastic win, we are so proud of you for fighting through out this tournament coming back from playing on grass and starting so brilliant it shows that you are a true fighter and keep your mind on what has to be done we can
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