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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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11/20/2006 | 05:50 PM
congratulation roger!
you are the best tennis player in the world!!

go go roger
bye aniko
11/20/2006 | 05:23 PM
Congratulations Roger!

Wishing you continued success in 07.

Thank you for giving me so much pleasure from your tennis over the last few years.

I missed you in Toronto this year {so sad for me!}; hopefully I'll have the pleasure of seeing you live
11/20/2006 | 05:12 PM
Hey Rogi,
What a fantastic way to end the year..
Congratsssssssssssssssssssssssssssss....
Luv,
Juliet................
11/20/2006 | 05:08 PM
Dear Roger,

I read that you have an exhibition match against Nadal on tuesday. Three in a row, I'm sure.. ;)

I also can't wait til February 26th.. I will be sharing your joy and celebrating together with the whole world...

Roger, I know you kno
11/20/2006 | 04:57 PM
Your brilliance gives light to so many lives, Roger. Your otherworldly genius makes us believe all things are possible, even in our own lives.

Thank you for a year of beauty, magic, inspiration, joy.

Have a wonderful vacation with your dear Mirka.
11/20/2006 | 04:48 PM
CHAPEAU !!!!!!!!
11/20/2006 | 04:25 PM
Roger,
it is hard to exlain with words, because there exist no enough words for you. I feel lucky to watch you on TV. Always be like today. With you, I started to watch men's tennis again.
Have a nice holiday and thanks for all the matches and all the
11/20/2006 | 04:08 PM
the best
11/20/2006 | 03:56 PM
What an amazing play! All your finesse came to the fore. You truly deserve the name of the champion. Congratulations on the reclaiming of the title, and on the fantastic year! Thank you for thrilling us all the year through with your magnificent perfo
11/20/2006 | 03:42 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!! ROGER!!!

I am really glad!! You are really great!!! I want to watch your good performance next year. But at first enjoy vacation with Mirka!!

GO ROGER!!