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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 | 02:08 PM
YES! Very well done, ROGER! Another hard fought & hard earned victory. Hope you feel refreshed & recharged for the finals.
Good Luck!
08/13/2006 | 02:07 PM
Dear Roger
Congratulations!!! for your victory over Gonzalez & 17th straight final. Await for your another victory..40th titles..today. And please please make it quick cos you need some rest ahead of next week tms at cincinnati. Many of your fans from rf
08/13/2006 | 01:59 PM
Go Roger! You can do it tomorrow. Can't wait for you to get your 40th title. Wow what an acheivement.
08/13/2006 | 01:55 PM
Hello Roger
You appear to have the knack of attracting opponents who are playing very well!
Congratulations on another magnificent victory.
Back luck re your last service game end of 2nd set.
Roger I am convinced that your tennis improves each time yo
08/13/2006 | 01:53 PM
Yes Roger!!!!!!!! Another final!!!!!!! I m so exciting!!!!! Thank you for this!!!!!! You don t need luck!!!!!!!! You can reach another title!!! You deserve it!!!!!! My heart is with you, sweety
Bs As
08/13/2006 | 01:32 PM
Good job Roger! :D

Now you can relax and completely enjoy in final match!You didn't surprise me, cause i knew all along that you will be in final as all your fans here ;) Still have fingers crossed for you! ;)

Good luck on Sunday!

08/13/2006 | 01:25 PM
congrats roger...its a gr8 return.....unfortunately v dont have live match coverage here in india but i really wish u all the very best for the final.......
congrats once again.....
loads of luv
08/13/2006 | 01:23 PM
¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡GO, LEÓN EMPERADOR, GO, GO,


AL TRIUNFO FINAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08/13/2006 | 01:22 PM
well done!!!
dont worry you are the one!!!
good luck
This cup is yours!!!
I love you!!!
08/13/2006 | 01:18 PM
Congratulations, my champion!!!!

Unfortunately, I will not be able to watch the finals on TV this evening... :-( Anyway, I will support you and I am sure you will win, and also next week in Cincinatti :o)

Gooooood luck, Roger, be careful and stay he
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