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40th victory in series

02.03.2007 | Tennis

Roger will face Mikhail Youzhny in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open on Saturday. Our star stopped Tommy Haas' winning streak, defeating the number five seed from Germany 6-4, 7-5.

 

Roger had to work hard for the victory: “It was extremely physical out there tonight, a lot of tough points. I knew it was going to be tough, a lot of running, patience as well. I thought that was an excellent performance. I rate it very high.” Haas did not take advatage of a total of five break points in the first set; Roger in return seized the opportunities he was given. The second set was a lot tougher still and Roger had to break Haas twice before making everything clear on his first matchball after 1:31 h. Haas last beat Roger at the Australian Open in 2002, their head-to-head is now at 8-2.

 

Roger will attempt to extend his phenomenal series and regain the trophy he surrendered last year to Rafael Nadal. He will also be able to match Björn Borg's mark of 41 victories in series. Meanwhile, Russia's Youzhny will try to claim a second title in a week after winning in Rotterdam last Sunday.

 
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03/03/2007 | 02:24 PM
Nice behind the scene videos of you in Dubai!!!
Loved it.
XXXXKitty

03/03/2007 | 02:01 PM
I've seen the match against Haas!!!
It was great. It felt better then ever seeing you.

Today there is the final, and i'm sure gonna see that one to! Can't wait.
Yourzhny is on the roll. I saw his final in Rotterdam, and his match against Soderling.
03/03/2007 | 01:41 PM
All the best! Roger!!! We believe in you!!!!!! And we love you always! ;-)

Go and get your Dubai throphy!
03/03/2007 | 01:22 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations an a brilliant display of tennis from the master himself, so much better then against Novak your shots where making there mark 100% better i knew it would be only a matter of time to see the roger we all know and love on cou
03/03/2007 | 01:17 PM
Hi Roger
It has been tremendous effort all this week. In the end your patience,great perseverance and quality play made you victorious. All the best for the final
Fan
03/03/2007 | 01:12 PM
Dear Roger
I am your fan from R.O.C(Taiwan),there are so many your fans in Taiwan.
We all appreciate how wonderful match you played and show us what tennis is.
We all support you and wish you ''win French Open,then Wimbledon''

Go to catch Dubai's t
03/03/2007 | 12:45 PM
I agree with vippe : u deserve that title! :D
Good luck!
03/03/2007 | 12:43 PM
The worry is that the fans of Mikhail are so noisy. All my prayers for you in the final. God bless always. Annie
03/03/2007 | 12:34 PM
Hi, Roger, this Dubai trophy is yours now!
Youzhny is not an opponent against you!
Nor Nadal. :) He couldn't even get to the final! What a loser!
You are the king, Sweetie, good luck, best wishes, kisses and everything! :)))))))))))
03/03/2007 | 12:29 PM
Roger thorugh out duabi u hv played very well and we hope taht u continue this work today alsoo n ever ever BEST OF LUCK FOR TODAYS MATCH
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