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47 titles and going strong

03.03.2007 | Tennis

Roger today completed an almost perfect week by winning back the Dubai Open title; extending his career-best run of consecutive wins to 41. He defeated Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny (ATP 18) this evening in straight sets 6-4 and 6-3.

Roger’s start into the 60th final of his career was everything but ideal. He had to face a break right in the beginning but fought back to take home the first set after 41 minutes, then going on to showing a great performance in the second set. "I had a bit of a rough start here, and struggled in the early rounds. And Mikhail made a good start and I had to react," Roger said.

"But I am full of confidence and am on a great run. I did react and then my game came together nicely."

 

Roger has now equalled Björn Borg's mark of 41 consecutive victories – Borg was even present to watch Roger play today.  Roger also remains on course to equal Guillermo Vilas's all-time record of 46 successive victories at the next tournament, in Indian Wells, starting next week. "You always try to make the best of it," said Roger. "Of course I usually play well in Indian Wells, but I will have to be at my best [to equal the record]."

 
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03/08/2007 | 09:34 AM
Wow, winning back victory title in Dubai Open this opening season in the year Two Thousand 007.
Congrats.
Must be a satisfying way to start the season. What an awsome talent to display.
A triumphant career of success , awards and well wishes....mmm...
03/07/2007 | 01:31 PM
this is the incredible rogie winning the match =)
03/06/2007 | 12:05 PM
wowww!!!!!!!!!
congrats rogie =)
u r getting the dubai trophy..excellent work =)
03/05/2007 | 11:50 AM
Congratulations

keep on,roger
03/05/2007 | 11:41 AM
ROGER YOU WERE SO GREAT!CONGRATULATIONS!NOW ALL THAT IS LEFT IS THE ROLAN
03/05/2007 | 11:27 AM
hey roger....no surprises there....congratulations.....gr8 one there....crack some more .....u must hold some sort of record for breaking records...
03/05/2007 | 10:26 AM
Great fun match. All the best for Indian Wells, though we know what's going to happen there... right? Goodbye one more record???
03/05/2007 | 10:24 AM
When I ask for water, God gave me the rain.
When I ask for light, God gave me the sun.
When I ask for hapiness, God gave me....you!

Good luck!!!!
03/05/2007 | 08:51 AM
Hi Federer!
It was a great match. Many congratulation on wining another title.
GO for G.Villas record now. Best of luck.
03/05/2007 | 08:21 AM
Hi Roger
Keep it up. Our generation is Lucky to see u playing. All the best for the 2007 season. I wish u win every tournment u play in.
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