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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 | 02:40 AM
Roger,

a great match against Nalbadian!!!! and good luck against Gonsalez !
10/22/2006 | 02:20 AM
Roger !

Your are the best !!!

I love you !!!
10/22/2006 | 01:35 AM
Dear Roger,
Though you may never read this, I want to post HUGE CONGRATULATIONS yet again - a lovely habit - you win, we write congrat!!

Mr. CAN DO, you are, and YOU DID! From the way you've been playing all tournament, I don't think Fena
10/22/2006 | 12:45 AM
U r simply the best, Roger !!!
1 more match and the trophy will be urs ;)
gud luck :)
10/22/2006 | 12:35 AM
Way to Go...Roger...
simply the best....better than all the rest...
10/22/2006 | 12:13 AM

Good grief, Roger! What an extraordinary man you are.
Best of luck tomorrow, and long may you reign!

Love forever,
Daley xxx
10/22/2006 | 12:03 AM
Hello Roger
The Swiss Master was working well today!
You not only outplayed Nalbandian with majestic shots, but you had him running all over the court until in the end, he was literally ragged.Congratulations.
Now we look forward to you winning your f
10/21/2006 | 11:53 PM
hey,rogi,good action~
10/21/2006 | 11:50 PM
Hi

Congratulations!!!!!
Wish you all the best in the Final!
Take care

A
10/21/2006 | 11:29 PM
Good stuff Roger, final should be a breeze; good luck!!!