• Members:
    347'673
    Users online:
    loading
 

News

 
RSS
 

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]."

 
Insert comment
Only registered users can insert comments. Please log in or create a new account.
 
Page 3 | 23
03/05/2007 | 02:58 AM
Congratulations! You're simply the best!
03/05/2007 | 02:18 AM
Yippie!
03/05/2007 | 01:42 AM
congrats on your title roger!!!

the 07 tennis year is just beginning and i'm so happy it's turning out to be a good start for you. i'm just hoping ur always in good health, in top shape, in ur top game [though i don't need to hope for this, coz most of
03/05/2007 | 01:12 AM
Y'know, there is joy to be had in watching someone who loves doing what he does, and doing it well. Upwards and onwards, Roger! Way to go =)

To all fans in the States --hey, do go and support the matches, mayhap even bring along some friends who've bee
03/04/2007 | 11:22 PM
Now I want say only three words: YOU ARE INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EHI ROGER.....THANK YOU VERY MUCH
03/04/2007 | 10:50 PM
Dear Roger, no word left to describe what you create when you are on the court...just keep on dreaming with that racket!!
03/04/2007 | 10:23 PM
Come on Roger,you are the best!!!
ANCHY from BURKINA FASO
03/04/2007 | 10:14 PM
Olá Roger!

Spectacular! Brilliant! Sovereign! To be of another planet! I follow with much joy, to see it now to fight with history, since, in the world-wide circuit, it does not have adversary capable to knock down it!
How God continues illuminated
03/04/2007 | 09:47 PM
love you roger!
03/04/2007 | 09:32 PM
heey Rogar congrats on yout 47 titles i was able to watched the game and it was awesome even though the russian never stops to fight you handle it like as the terrific player u are so can´t wait to see u at indian wells to defend your title i´ll probably
Page 3 | 23