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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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03/05/2007 | 08:06 AM
Wish u all the best for more titles...

Wish u all the very best at indian wells tournament

03/05/2007 | 07:49 AM
Congratulations on your 4th Dubai title in 5 years, Roger!!! Even though your performance was far from stellar--you sure as heck didn't play like you did against Roddick in Melbourne--YOU still came up with the goods when it was NECESSARY. THAT ability
03/05/2007 | 07:43 AM
Hi Roger,

You are a real winner ! The amount of pressure you face is unbelievable and you take it all so gracefully. You have so many streaks going on...which one day will brek, but you know that.Of all the objectives and records you want to achieve, w
03/05/2007 | 07:16 AM
hi roggi,
congrats on ur win..... it was superb man.........
u got ur dubai open back.......

best of luck for the pacific liife open
03/05/2007 | 06:35 AM
We all thought 2006 was special for Roger but I think and believe we are in for a surprise in 2007. I can see in your eyes you are playing to be known as the best ever. That is your goal and that is what drives you. Good for you Roger. If the players cann
03/05/2007 | 06:32 AM
Dear Roger,
On this eve of Indian Wells I want to wish you the very best. I look forward to each and every one of your matches. You are poetry in motion and the shot making is incredible. I wish you come to the net more often and make it easy on you and
03/05/2007 | 06:28 AM
Congrats on taking ur 4th title in Dubai. All the best in Indian Wells this week. Go Roger Go!
03/05/2007 | 06:18 AM
u r the best in this world
03/05/2007 | 04:19 AM
Roger, you're incredible! You inspire people to be better! CONGRATULATIONS!
03/05/2007 | 03:58 AM
Hi Roger,

Congratulations, well done!!!

I am running out of words.

Rest well, you deserve it.

Take care!
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