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Roger in his 14th final this year

21.10.2006 | Tennis

It took Roger just 58 minutes to dispatch of fourth seed David Nalbandian 6-4, 6-0 and advance to his first ever Madrid Masters final. He will next face the winner of Saturday's late match between Czech Tomas Berdych (ATP 10) and Chilean Fernando Gonzalez (ATP 11).

 

"We'll have to see what happens tomorrow but it will be different because it will be five sets," Roger commented. "I've won matches 6-0 before so it doesn't mean that much but it is always nice to win that way."

 

Roger controlled the match in every aspect of the game to claim his 18th consecutive win and enter his 14th final of the year. After Nalbandian fought his old foe hard in the opener Roger completely imposed his will on the Argentine in the second set, which lasted only 22 minutes.

 

Nalbandian appeared lackadaisical in a second set in which Roger looked as if he was playing a qualifier, rather than the World No. 4. On Nalbandian's final service game Roger claimed an overhand slam at the net, a backhand winner down the line, and an easy forehand winner to win the match without dropping a point in the final game.

 

 

 
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10/22/2006 | 10:14 AM
what channel live fedx vs gonzales ?
10/22/2006 | 10:12 AM
Keep going Fed.

Love,

Ramanujan
10/22/2006 | 09:54 AM
Kia Ora Roger,
Let me tell you that I knew from looking at the photo of you seated in front of a promotional photo of Rafael before the Madrid tournament that you would be in the final and with the strong conviction that you will prevail and win this on
10/22/2006 | 09:01 AM
Well done , Roger
Good luck! You're the best
10/22/2006 | 08:59 AM
u indeed are a master and you really gave nalbandian a lesson!great victory, great game, great champion.....may god help u in the final...u can beat gonzalez...good luck, rogi.....
10/22/2006 | 08:17 AM
Yes........Roger
it's so nice go on
XXX
10/22/2006 | 08:01 AM
Congrats Roger!!!
Looking forward to watch the Madrid finals and see you lifting the champion's trophy.
Vamos Roger!!!
10/22/2006 | 07:35 AM
good luck roger!..
i know you will win this championship too..

stay healthy..n_n
10/22/2006 | 07:31 AM
Ooops, sorry Roger
10/22/2006 | 07:30 AM
Congratulations Roder, and all the best for today's final.
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