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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 | 06:51 PM
Is there something you can't do, Mr. Federer??

This is absolutely great. CONGRATULATIONS for winning your 42nd title and the first in Japan.

We are very proud and happy like always. You've showed once again that you' re the best and the magic is st
10/08/2006 | 06:51 PM
So wonderful to see pictures of you holding up the trophy!!! Congratulations!!!

I read in the news reports that you said you now felt mentally and physically tired. I hope you'll find the time to relax and recover fully before Madrid. All the best
10/08/2006 | 06:45 PM
TERRIFIC victory, Roger! You've done all of us proud yet again, and I'm sure your success will continue to floor us in its length and breadth! Isn't Asia beautiful? I wish I could spend more time in Japan myself! Have a safe trip home, and may God ble
10/08/2006 | 06:45 PM
roger can you win these year indiana wells.miami,monte carlo,roma,hamburg,toronto,cincinnati,madrid,paris,masters cup,australian open,rolada garros,wimbledon,us open
please,for the fans
10/08/2006 | 06:25 PM
hi congratulations roger
i am very happy
10/08/2006 | 06:23 PM
Congrats!!! U RULE AS USUAL!!
Ur fans in India are eager to see u as well! Do come here if u can! there's an atp tour in mumbai...maybe u could participate next yr??
10/08/2006 | 06:08 PM
Congratulations!!!!!!!!! U r the best Roger!!!
10/08/2006 | 06:07 PM
Superb. Congratulations Roger. You are undoubtedly the best.

Angela.
10/08/2006 | 06:05 PM
Congratulations on a great win! and good luck for the rest of the season, especially for the masters cup in shangai...
i really enjoyed your blogs, you're a great writer!!!
10/08/2006 | 06:04 PM
Konnichiwa Roger-san

Thank you very much for coming to Japan this week and writing the blog. I really enjoyed it .
I really hope you come to Japan next year...

Have a nice trip!!
yuki-i