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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 | 01:40 PM
Roger
wish have a pleasant holiday with you gracious girlfriend
11/20/2006 | 01:35 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations! I was AWESTRUCK by your magnificent play. What a way to end an incredible year---your performance, especially in the SF against Nadal---was off the charts.
Rog, have a wonderful rest on your vacation. Thank you for the
11/20/2006 | 01:23 PM
Roger,
I'm speechless. No appropriate adjective left to describe you and your tennis. Time for rest, rest, and more rest. Too soon it will be time to battle once again. Lastly, congrats on all your 2006 achievements. With much affection.
Carino
11/20/2006 | 01:18 PM
There isn't enough words ro say how u are great..thank you Roger,Thank you very much!!!:.
you are our dream..
(¯`·._.·[CoMe On!!!]·._.·´¯)
11/20/2006 | 01:11 PM
You did it! Roger,You did it! I'm so proud to be one of your fans. :-)
11/20/2006 | 01:07 PM
CONGRATULATIONS ROGER !!!!!!!!!
YOU ARE SO GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I`m very proud to be your fan, and very happy.
All the best for you and Mirka.
glorita
11/20/2006 | 12:59 PM
great ending for 2006~

this is definitely your best year...

you can do as well or even better for next year....

11/20/2006 | 12:56 PM
god! you're terrific!!! you're semply perfect!
congratulations!! you're amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/20/2006 | 12:50 PM
CONGRATULATIONS ROGER! YOU ARE THE BEST! KEEP IT UP LIKE THAT! SEE YOU IN 2007. BYE BYE!
11/20/2006 | 12:42 PM
I witness the marvellous of your tennis in year 2006 and expecially the last 2 matches .. you are just the best of the best.. we are so honour to be your fans..
enjoy your vacation with lovely mirka.. both of you deserve a wonderful holidays.