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Roger makes it 42!

08.10.2006 | Tennis

Roger coasted to a 6-3, 6-3 win over Britain's Tim Henman today to capture his first Japan Open title. He took control early, taking advantage of a double fault to break the 10th-seeded Henman and go up 4-2 before closing out the first set with an ace.

 

As Roger had announced it was special to play against his good friend Tim. They had been out for dinner together earlier this week where Tim had even tried his talent as a chef. "It's been a great year so far," Roger said."To come here for the first time and win this tournament is a great feeling. I hope to come back next year and defend the title."

 

The victory in Tokyo is Roger's 42nd overall tournament title, he is now back to level with Martina Hingis. His impressive stats now look even better with a 9th victory in a 13th final (out of 14 tournaments played) this year.

Next up are the events in Madrid, Basel (where his fans from home are most eager to see him play) and Paris-Bercy as well as the Masters in Shanghai.

 
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10/08/2006 | 03:59 PM
You are awesome great, Roger!!

Last Monday, I visited Ariake to watch your practice.
I could see you in the front tier leaning the balustrade.
I was very excited to see you at close range when you serve on the Deuce side.

Your playing form was ver
10/08/2006 | 03:52 PM
Awesome!

10/08/2006 | 03:46 PM
Congratulations on the fantastic championship! It's amazing that you achieved the title while blogging so well. How did you manage to focus on the game when so many things were happening? It's wonderful!

I hope you have a good trip back to Europe, e
10/08/2006 | 03:43 PM
The best wishes from Serbia!
aleksandra
10/08/2006 | 03:42 PM
vau! "9th victory in a 13th final (out of 14 tournaments played) this year." BRAVOOO!!! FANTASTIC!!! Congratulations!!!
kiss
aleksandra
10/08/2006 | 03:33 PM
good job~~
congratulations,you always win the game and make me happy.
Thank you!love you forever!!!
10/08/2006 | 03:32 PM
Mabuhay Roger"Golden Racquet" Federer

"C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S I D O L"


From Philippines,
Brian
10/08/2006 | 03:26 PM
Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The best wishes from Poland.
Ola
10/08/2006 | 03:24 PM
Well done, roger.
you have a great wonderful season.
have nice day!
10/08/2006 | 03:22 PM
Hoi Roger!

Herzlichi Gratulatione zum Erfolg in Tokio! Und was mich echt freut, isch das es der sogar gfalle haet, da bi euis in Tokio :) .. ??????????! Mach wiiter so!

En Schwiizer Fan in Tokio ...

Ruedi