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Roger's 80th victory this season

20.10.2006 | Tennis

Roger is right on track for his first Madrid Masters title after defeating American Robby Ginepri 6-3 7-6 in the quarterfinals. He notched up his 80th win of the year in comfortable fashion to set-up a semi-final clash with Argentine David Nalbandian.


Vying to become the first player in the Open era to win 10 titles in three straight years, Roger tied Ivan Lendl's 24-year-old mark of successive 80-win seasons with the victory. "It's great to get another win and it's a sign of the hard work paying off," Roger said. "I'm very proud to have walked off the court 80 times as a winner and only five as a loser. It means a lot to me."


Roger broke Ginepri in the eighth game on his way to taking the first set in 27 minutes. Both players held serve to take the second set to a tiebreaker in which Roger pressured Ginepri into three unforced errors.


Though Roger and Nalbandian have split their previous 12 encounters, the Argentine has only beaten Roger once since 2003 - in last year's Masters Cup final.


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10/20/2006 | 11:56 PM
Congratulations on your 80th Victory Roger....
This is a great achivement this really makes your Fans proud and definitely makes you proud&happy too.....You have been playing Fantastic....and Today's match was also very well p
10/20/2006 | 11:55 PM
Well done Roger!! - this was a strong performance - I could see you were a little frustrated here and there not to close out on the first chance, but be happy, really you are playing so well on this surface - I hope now you are through to the weekend you
10/20/2006 | 11:53 PM
good luck tomorrow!!!
your funs are with you...

10/20/2006 | 11:44 PM
Dear Roger

Congratulations my dear, it was so good watching you today. I am so happy that you are in the semi-finals. Please be focused and you know that the Lord will be and is always with you.

Take care now, and all the best. rest up as much as
10/20/2006 | 11:25 PM
Congratulations on this result
All the best for the match against Nabaldian
10/20/2006 | 11:15 PM
Dear Roger,
Congratulations on your 80th win and attracting almost 90,000 members to this site!!!
Best wishes for a good match tomorrow and a restful evening.
Sending you the best possible vibes from here which are surely joined by others from all ov
10/20/2006 | 11:13 PM
Dear Rogi,

Unbelievable season

I love your game and always with you

Your True Fan
10/20/2006 | 10:59 PM
Congratulations dear Roger,
for your 80th win !!!

It's required a lot of courage, efforts and concentration to WIN CONSTANTLY.

Nadal is beaten again by Berdich. Berdich is la bête noire of Nadal. We miss an opportunity to watch the rivalry between
10/20/2006 | 10:55 PM
Congratulations on your 80th victory this year and yet another semifinal! Your consistency and domination the last 3 years are mind boggling and make your fans very proud but also very spoiled!
My main hope and wish for you now is that you remain fit,
10/20/2006 | 10:53 PM
Dearest Roger,

I was able to see one of your matches finally and you did a great job in winning it. I was hoping to see you demolish Nadal but its not to be. Now please take care of Nalbandian, who was kind of vicious towards your friend Tim.

I wis
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