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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 | 05:06 AM
To Margaret918 who posted a comment about not being able to see the Dubai matches because it is not televised in the USA, go to eurosport.com on your computer and watch the matches on streaming video. It is wonderful. And by the way Roger, you are going t
03/03/2007 | 04:51 AM
Go Roger! Good luck tomorrow. Send the Ruskie packing!
03/03/2007 | 04:09 AM
Fantastic match.
Best wishes in the final.
all my love and support
cecilia
03/03/2007 | 03:48 AM
Congrats Roger
Gooooood luck
this title is yours if god well
we wish you all the best
03/03/2007 | 03:14 AM
Congratulations, on your win. I know there is a lot of pressure but try to relax & play your best tennis & reclaim the Dubai title. Love your shots & those great smiles. Wishes we could see it on tv in the USA. Thanks to computer's I get all the new's &
03/03/2007 | 03:01 AM
Congratulations Roger on the win itself, and on extending your winning streak to 40 which is amazing. Good luck against Youzhny in the final.
Cheers
Siggi
03/03/2007 | 02:35 AM
Hi Roger!!

Didn't see the match because no station to show it but I was so so happy you beat Haas as he is showing a lot of fire power lately. I was so happy to get home from work and see you won and will be in the final. I will be cheering for you
03/03/2007 | 02:33 AM
Congratulations ..for you ...
03/03/2007 | 02:25 AM
Federer!!! THIS IS SICK!!! You're definately an all-court player now. You picked up net play so fast. Poor Rafa's screwed at the French this year
03/03/2007 | 02:23 AM
I know that i continue repeat the same thing....Roger you are a splendid Tennis player but more important you are a splendid person!!!!
Thank a lot to help a poor person too!!!
You are fantastic.....Now you must go for a next victory!!!