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The dream comes true

29.10.2006 | Tennis

Roger has achieved something that has probably crossed many children’s minds: Winning a major sports-event they are part of. 12 years ago Roger was a ball-boy in the final of the Swiss Indoors in Basel. He now returned as the clear favourite and downed the third seed and defending champion Fernando Gonzalez 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) to earn his first ‘home’-title.

 

“It is unbelievable to return and then capture the title on my first try,” Roger said after the match. “A dream I had as a child had already become true when I was able to become a tennis professional. And now being able to come back here as number one and win the tournament – one of the most beautiful moments of my career.”

 

Throughout the tournament, Roger scored a total of 40 aces. The Basel-based Bank Sarasin will thus donate a total of 40’000 Swiss Francs to the sports project fit-4-future.

 

Roger missed the Swiss Indoors the last two years because of injuries and was the runner-up in 2000 and 2001. The victory was Roger’s 24th in a row, which is the fourth longest winning streak in his career. The Basel crown also gave him his 11th title of the season and 44th of his career.

 

Roger and Gonzalez were engaged in their second straight finals matchup. Our star downed Gonzalez last week in the final at Madrid. The Chilean was denied his eighth career title and is 0-9 in his career against Roger. Gonzalez was playing in his third straight final, but has yet to come away with a title this season.

 
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10/31/2006 | 12:46 AM
congratulations! i am so happy for u! :D i know u've won a lot of tournaments but this one must be special, since it is being held in ur home country. u're such a special player... u deserve all of this success... take care!
10/30/2006 | 10:51 PM
Congratlations for your great victory! I'm sure you enjoyed it! You're a born winner! Keep on doing that great job!

Take care,
Youli from Greece
10/30/2006 | 10:51 PM
Many Congratulations Roger; I was so thrilled to watch this one as I know how much this must have meant to you to finally win in your home town; you're a legend...enjoy the rest and good luck for Shanghai
10/30/2006 | 07:33 PM
well we don't even know what to say now. roger, we have dried out of words as you have almost won everything that is to win this year, you have demolished nearly every record possible (presque tout les records possibles et immaginables), and we have prais
10/30/2006 | 07:25 PM
Well done Rogi. It must be indeed truly special and a "beautiful moment" to be able to share a winning moment at home, in Basel, in front of friends and family. Here's hoping for more of those "beautiful moments"

Get rested, recouped and recharged and
10/30/2006 | 07:12 PM
This win was important for Roger. With the added points from Basel, I have calculated that Roger will break Jimmy Connors record of 160 straight weeks as #1. Even if Nadal wins the TMC, Doha, Sydney and Aussie Open and Roger loses all of his matches, he w
10/30/2006 | 06:19 PM
Rogi, you're great, our Immortal Number One!!!!!!!!!!!!! We know, it's very important to you. I'm glad to see you won the Swiss Indoors. I'm so proud of you, I love you, Tennis Master!
10/30/2006 | 05:55 PM
Felicitaciones mi pastelito divino, otro triunfo para ti, que eres el mejor de todos... Estas jugando increible y la verdad siempre pense´ que este año si lograrias ganar el torneo de tu pais... Te deseo lo mejor, estoy muy muy contenta por ti.. No olvide
10/30/2006 | 05:48 PM
Dear Roger
Just read the news in the goroger.net that you already decided to pull out. What a good decision. Now take the good rest, re-energize and go to Shaghai with full condfidence. YOur fans fully support this decision.
with love
10/30/2006 | 04:58 PM
Congratulationssssssssssss Roger
your dream comes true
i love you
XXX
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