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Superb Roger sweeps Masters Title

19.11.2006 | Tennis

Roger has rounded off his terrific year, dominating the men’s tennis circuit to win the Tennis Masters Cup. He overwhelmed James Blake, claiming his third title 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 in Sunday's championship match. Roger wrapped it all up in just 1 hour and 37 minutes.

 

"It's quite incredible to finish off by winning the Masters Cup, the world championship so to speak," Roger said. "It's obviously a perfect end to an incredible season. I had to laugh at one stage I was playing so well, everything I tried today worked."

 

Blake quickly discovered that the all-or-nothing approach that worked earlier in the tournament did not unsettle Roger, who had progressed to the final with a straight sets semifinal win over his 2006 nemesis, Nadal. It took Blake a full 34 minutes to get on the scoreboard, finally holding serve in the second game of the second set — and even then he had to save two breakpoints. By the third set, even Blake was applauding some of Roger’s winners.

 

"There's nothing I could have done, he was too good," said Blake. "I've run out of adjectives to describe him on court. Just more evidence that he's the best of all time."

 

The victory was Roger’s 29th consecutive win, improving him to 92-5 for the year and to 22-2 at the Masters Cup. His only Masters Cup loss since the start of the 2003 tournament was in last year's final.

 
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12/08/2006 | 07:13 AM
1st: again words alone cannot fully describe the incredible talent of roger federer, he must be seen to be appreciated. that, coupled with his balanced sense of... being, well, we've got here a man destined to inspire millions now & into the future.

2n
12/01/2006 | 07:59 AM
to grover in canada please call james blake not black ,it's rude but roger you're so goooooooooooood!!!!and greattttttttttt!!!!and hottttttttt!
12/01/2006 | 07:55 AM
roger ! you're the best and hot! gosh you're so gifted and sensual wow what a great guy you are
11/29/2006 | 05:19 PM
Congrats Roger! Wish you luck further in your career. Black didn't stand a chance!
No.1 fan,
Eagan
11/29/2006 | 10:47 AM
What a great season for you and for all your fan.
Congratulations....and now the Grand Slam!!!
You are the only one can achieve this result.
11/29/2006 | 06:50 AM
I was so bummed to have missed the match on tv, I recorded at the wrong time...but I got to watch it online! You were awesome as usual, but you did worry me that second game.
11/28/2006 | 02:46 PM
Congratulations, Roger! You rock!
11/28/2006 | 12:13 AM
Congratulations on a great '06. You are hitting your backhand the best I've ever seen and backhand down the line is killer - keep it up. Also very smart to skip a tournament here and there to stay fresh.

11/27/2006 | 08:53 AM
Congratulations!! You are the man!!

Two comments: Thank you for the adrenaline you create when taking to the court. After all this time I still disturb the whole neighbourhood with with my shouts every time you win a game.

The second: you have no
11/25/2006 | 08:40 PM

What a superbly appropriate way to end the season! You are unbelievable, Roger.

Have a beautiful holiday, you've surely earned it!

Love forever,

Daley xxx
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