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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 | 08:13 AM
Congrats ROGER!!!

Your performance of yesterday was splendid! And you were very sexy..... Next to Youzhny. He is a good player. Is good for two people; hope that is played a game. I hope that it is watched you who are sexier..... Do its best as always
03/03/2007 | 06:58 AM
So great! I believe Roger you will win the title!Last year Rafal beat you in Dubai,but it is not always happen.
Good luck in the final face Youzhny!
03/03/2007 | 06:51 AM
Good Luck in the final Roger !

Good Luck, Heath and Happiness.

Simi.
03/03/2007 | 06:28 AM
great roger!!!

you are the law and justice for all
keep going

bostjan
03/03/2007 | 06:21 AM
Roger - Wish I could've watched your amazing success in the Dubai Open thus far!!! I'm sad that I will miss your performance in the finals tomorrow........I'm sure you'll be as great as ever!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!
03/03/2007 | 06:10 AM
That was a good match, you did a nice job...
I'm so excited about today's match against Youzhny, it'll be tough so do your best and i'm sure we'll be entertained...
:( ... one week went so fast, i wish i could see you play more here in Dubai... but it w
03/03/2007 | 05:46 AM
Good Luck for your final, Roger
03/03/2007 | 05:45 AM
All the best for today's match
03/03/2007 | 05:38 AM
Congrats Rogi for reaching another finals and best of luck in winning your 4th Dubai title
03/03/2007 | 05:13 AM
Hi Roger,

Congratulations!

Good luck in the championship match.

You are unbelievable!