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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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10/09/2006 | 07:03 AM
Great job Roger!!You always plays so good,I don't konw what words can be used to describe.
I am so happy!!!
How I wish you would come to China to play the China Open someday~~
????~~~
10/09/2006 | 06:55 AM
Well done, 9th title with 9th majors...You're the greatest of all time, i'm sure you'd broke all the records that available in tennis...God Bless, keep healthy...
10/09/2006 | 05:53 AM
Congratulations for your 42th victory!!
I was really glad at your great win and to see your awesome performance in live in Japan, I was so excited. I'm really happy that you had fun while you stayed in Tokyo.
Thank you Roger!! Please come here again nex
10/09/2006 | 05:47 AM
Heary Congrats Roger !!! You played fantastically well and it was indeed gr8 to read ur blogs!! Pls keep posting like these regularly... All the Best to Madrid!!
10/09/2006 | 05:28 AM
GO ROGER!!! Haha congrats on the win... I hope you keep winning until you're 30 :] or longer...
good luck on your next tournament hope you win that one too.
10/09/2006 | 04:39 AM
congrats roger!

im just speechless... you're incredible. :D
10/09/2006 | 04:30 AM
yeah!!!!! that's another title for u, champion =)
U r the real TRUE CHAMPION!!!!
congratulation for u rogie ^^
10/09/2006 | 02:53 AM
congrats roger!!

another win..never gets old

hope you win some more..
10/09/2006 | 02:39 AM
Hello Roger,
Congratulation for winning Japan tournament. It's great to be your fan because you are not only a great tennis player but also you seems to be great person as human being.I guess, we need more people like you in this world. Please take a res
10/09/2006 | 01:14 AM
Congratulations Roger ! I couldn't sleep and was wondering how your watch was going. So I got up in the middle of the night to check and I saw you had won!!! I was so happy!!!

It was a very nice treat to your blogs also. I especially liked
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