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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 | 07:15 AM
Congratulation on 18 consecutive wins.
10/22/2006 | 07:07 AM
Madrid is YOURS for the taking, Roger!!! Let Gonzalez know that it's YOUR time!

Good luck tomorrow, and may God bless you always,
Joreen :-D
10/22/2006 | 06:48 AM
An excellent victory, Roger!!!
It really surprised me that your winning came in such an easy way. In fact, since MS Cup last year, I've never expected your winning against him so much. And you've never lost to him again. More importantly, it seems that e
10/22/2006 | 06:21 AM
Hi Roger,

Good luck to your victory in Madrid!

Best regards
10/22/2006 | 05:45 AM
hi,Rofer
congrats.
I'm in China and can't watch your live match.I know you will win the 10th title in three consecutive seasons.
10/22/2006 | 05:44 AM
hi,Rofer
congrats.
I'm in China and can't watch your live match.I know you will win the 10th title.
10/22/2006 | 05:37 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your decisive win was an exciting way to begin the day! Bagels are so delicious for breakfast!
You can count on worldwide cheers for your final match.
Peace,
Lilyflower
10/22/2006 | 05:09 AM
Just adding a note here. i agree with so many that i am so....delighted u are in the final, and hope to see u lift the trophy in Rafa's backyard. I had totally expected Tomas to beat him. Too bad the crowd was so awful again today to Tomas during his semi
10/22/2006 | 05:03 AM
u played a wonderful tennis there, rogie..
so gud to c u winning 6-0
the final is in front of u n i'm praying for ur victory..i believe u'll show the world how wonderful tennis could be when u r on it =)

gud luck rogie
my prayer always b with u

w
10/22/2006 | 05:00 AM
Wow as always congratulations !
Funny how Nalbandian just could not anticipate yr shots in the 2nd set. Not sure if he was hurt, tired or what, but he did not chase down anything. Very strange, anyways nice you have the bagel and things ended quickly.
M
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