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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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10/30/2006 | 10:56 AM
Dear Roger!
Congratulations with "one of the most beautiful moments of your life"!
The Dream coms TRUE!
10/30/2006 | 10:49 AM
so many people congratulates you for this meaningful victory, i am very happy for you and hope you have a good rest before paris.
10/30/2006 | 10:41 AM
Congratulations,Roger!!!
Please don't go to Paris and have a rest,then welcome to Shanghai.
10/30/2006 | 10:23 AM
Dear Roger,

I hope you would really give yourself a break. Please skip Paris. One week's rest may not be enough. As much as we would want to see you win the Paris Masters, might be a better idea to just collect all your energy again and use it in Sha
10/30/2006 | 10:15 AM
Congratulations Roger !!!!!!
You won the titlle in your home. It`s fantastic!!!!! You are a Champion......all the best.
glorita



10/30/2006 | 10:13 AM
May the good LORD continue to show you Favour-Amen!
10/30/2006 | 10:06 AM
CONGRATS ROGER.

YOU R THE "BEST"!!!
10/30/2006 | 09:49 AM
Roger u leave me speechless!Here I am still enjoying ur Madrid victory and there u go winning yet another tournament!CONGRATULATIONS Roger!congratulations on ur first home victory!congratulations on being such a phenomenal tennis player!On being a wonderf
10/30/2006 | 09:46 AM
Your Greatness

You are the KING of tennis!

Throughout the year there were many questions asked about your number 1 status (and other such nonsense). You never responded to anything in the media, rather you let your tennis racquet do the talking for
10/30/2006 | 09:23 AM
BRAVO..