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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 | 04:50 AM
Hay Roger,

Well done ! you've played great in Madrid, congratz ! Best of luck for the final !!!

Your biggest fan from Vancouver,


10/22/2006 | 04:28 AM
Congratulations Roger, I am so happy for you.
you are the only number one for ever
go for the title
10/22/2006 | 04:16 AM
Hey Roger ! Congrats on your win. It was the best win I thought it going to be a five setter again but you did it good on you Mate.
GUD LUCK in the Finals, I know you can do it.
You are the all time BEST tennis player
10/22/2006 | 03:38 AM
Congrats. You were in beautiful form against Nalbandian.
With Nadal's unsurprising loss to Berdych, he has not reached any semi-finals since his loss to you at Wimbledon. Nadal did not look like he had any chance against Berdych o(Nadal n
10/22/2006 | 03:27 AM
Congratulations Roger!!!
I`m sure you`ll win tomorrow!.
Good luck!!!! (although you don`t need it!, you just have to use your great talent!)

10/22/2006 | 03:19 AM
Yeaaahh!!! very good Rog, congratulations..u know i was afraid because of the history between nalbandian and u but u show me again why u are the best....MY BEST WISHES FOR THE FINAL MATCH CHAMP!!!

Good luck, the championship is yours Roger!!
10/22/2006 | 03:09 AM
Good Luck in the Final Roger !
Take the trophey from Nadal's home country, and continue you magestic ride.

Good Luck, Health and Happiness !

10/22/2006 | 03:01 AM
Congratulations on beating Nalbandian so convincingly. No three-set magic for him today.

Now for Gonzalez, who played well against you in Toronto in August - won the second set before losing a tight third - and whose more balanced game is giving him gr
10/22/2006 | 03:01 AM
eres el mejor
gracias Roger y mucha suerte en la final todos sabemos que puedes
SUERTEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! ROGER!!!!!!!!1
10/22/2006 | 02:52 AM
hey rogi!!
i was late in posting coz i had some work to do for my exams!!!
way to go champion!! wer always here for you..i liked it on atptennis.com when they had ur picture while u were clapping with the racyuet in a hand n they wrote (some body stop