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Final no. 104

12.05.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger cruised past Janko Tipsarevic 6-2, 6-3 today to book a spot in the final of the Madrid Open. He will play Tomas Berdych in a battle for a third (after 2006 and 2009) Madrid title there tomorrow. 

Just like in the two prior rounds, Roger was never really in danger. He shook off the gusting winds to hit 25 winners and eight aces. He took a 3-1 lead in the first set after a first break, chasing his opponent around the court and later scoring another break to wrap up the opening set. Roger sailed on in just the same style in the second set and made everything clear after little over an hour. 

Roger will play his 104th final tomorrow, aiming for his 74th career title - and 20th Masters 1000 title, Rafael Nadal's record mark so far. Our champ leads the head-to-head against Tomas Berdych 10:4, but Berdych has proved he is very strong at the moment, not having dropped a set on clay this year so far.

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05/13/2012 | 02:13 PM
Dear Roger,
Good luck and good judgment in your shot making today against a baseline basher! Outwit him at the net and play your sublime tennis to win the tournament.
So looking forward to seeing you as No 2 in the world, and gaining your 20th Masters title xxx
05/13/2012 | 01:09 PM
Oh my Roger, what a Champ you're no matter the surface, the conditions etcetera, just one word...PERFECT. Come on Roger let's go on and win this afternoon! I'll be wactching for sure and cheering you on ! All the best of luck!
05/13/2012 | 12:55 PM
Hi Champ....congratulations...until now you really played a PERFECT tournament in Madrid. I wish you to win the final vs Berdych. It doesn't matter where you play red clay, bleu clay, moquette even on ice surface...YOU ARE AND STILL REMAIN THE BEST!!! Very happy for you..GOOD LUCK!!!
05/13/2012 | 12:52 PM
Good luck today!!!!!! :-)
05/13/2012 | 12:31 PM
You are playing very godd this week! It´s a delight too see! I think you will win the final!
05/13/2012 | 11:48 AM
05/13/2012 | 11:46 AM
Ah, and we can't wait to see you in Rome! Your Italian fans are so excited! A kiss!
05/13/2012 | 11:45 AM
My compliments for having reached the final champ and good luck! Put all yourself in the match as you always do. Go on this way! I adore you! ♥
05/13/2012 | 11:43 AM
Again Bravooooo Rog!
Do It Champ!
Love You!
05/13/2012 | 11:36 AM
Congrats, Rog!!! GO FOR IT!!!!