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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 | 02:11 AM
Yes my man!!

Another steady routine and what an accomplishment that you have shown us, again!! :)

Well done Roger and best of luck against Youzhny!!!!!!

Neo
03/03/2007 | 02:03 AM
Congrats again!!!! It's becoming a habit to say it.
Flawless as always
Good Luck against Youzhny

Ezequiel
03/03/2007 | 02:02 AM
congratulations roger! wasn't able to watch last night, but from what i read and heard, it sure was thrilling!

good luck on the finals with youzhny! you can beat him in 2 sets!
03/03/2007 | 01:44 AM
definitivamente es increible... sin palabras. Que el Maestro Roger siga adelante y nos siga ensenando durante mucho tiempo mas.
Saludos,
03/03/2007 | 01:21 AM

Hurrah, Roger! Another final, and I wish you the very best of luck in it - as if you need it. You are incredible!
Love forever,
Daley xxx
03/03/2007 | 01:03 AM


good luck in the finals!! n_n
03/03/2007 | 12:59 AM
Hi Roger,
Congratulations for a hard fought victory and best wishes for tomorrow. I am so disappointed that we wouldn't get to watch as it is not shown on TV here. I have been following the matches on the official website live. We, your fans, will be pu
03/03/2007 | 12:58 AM
Hi Roger,
Perhaps Mr. Haas will reconsider his comments regarding the fact that he is "sick of the tennis commentators making such a bid deal about Roger Federer". How many times does he need to lose to you before he pays you the respect that is due you
03/03/2007 | 12:49 AM
Congratulations for winning a hard fought game. Good luck in the final.
Love,
Anne
03/03/2007 | 12:20 AM
Roger, well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who has doubt about who is the best?????????????
Best wishes for the final!!!!!!!!
A big kiss
GABRIELA
BUENOS AIRES
ARGENTINA