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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 | 04:51 PM
so....YOU'RE THE BEST ANOTHER TIMEEEE!!!!!!!bravo roger, ti adorooooo!!!!!!!!!
I'd like to watch the final on tv but it wasn't on...i'm very sorry!
good luck for the next events!!!!!kisses
10/08/2006 | 04:37 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!! You were fantastic;) Hope you've had a great stay in Japan, and good luck in Madrid!!!

10/08/2006 | 04:31 PM
Please come to Kyoto.
Kyoto is very good city.
10/08/2006 | 04:29 PM
Another feather in your cap....road to super stardom...wish you all the best...you are like a Tiger on the court...shredding the opponent ...Congrats on your victory over Tim Henman
You are the tiger of the Tennis World...

10/08/2006 | 04:24 PM
My dear Rog, you can not imagine how happy I am for your win in Japan Open. And, I am absolutely trilled with your blogs. You writing shows up your talent to express yourself in words as you show in your movement hen you play tennis or even just walk.
10/08/2006 | 04:23 PM
No surprise there.!
Keep it coming
10/08/2006 | 04:20 PM
10/08/2006 | 04:12 PM
Yeah sir! You are the man! Congratulation!...man I wish that I can watch the game!!

10/08/2006 | 04:12 PM
Dearest Roger,

Congratulations on your 42nd win!!! I hear that you played very well. I have to congratulate Tim as well for coming up to the final. You are piling up so many records that I am finding it hard to keep track of it. Tim says that you will
10/08/2006 | 04:08 PM