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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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03/04/2007 | 09:14 PM
Dear Roger,

CONGRATULATIONS #1

YOUR FUTURE IS SO BRIGHT.....

Last year when you lost, I wrote that you were my #1 and would always be my #1 in the future. Little did I imagine that you would have such an amazing run after that. It just shows ho
03/04/2007 | 09:07 PM
hmmmm...I expected to win...why?For a simple reason...I TRUST IN YOU!!!!!!Congrats-I think I said this very often,but this is good...; ))
Well...I will write something! Shakespeare said:"Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. Being purged,
03/04/2007 | 09:02 PM
Hi Rogi,

Once again, I congratulate on your victory. You give your best at every tournament you paly in , big or small. Just remain as humble as you are because, life is but a mist. I hope to see you play live this year. Thank u for always giving yo
03/04/2007 | 08:56 PM
CONGRATS BABY!!!I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!KISSES,EMILY.
03/04/2007 | 08:53 PM
Dear Roger,

I know they say 'too many pats on the back' can contribute to complacency. But in your case, how can we-your fans- stop praising you. You just are at the absolute peak. In fact, since RG last year you have just been absolutely sensational.
03/04/2007 | 08:50 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!!
Cristina
Uruguay
03/04/2007 | 08:26 PM
Congratulations Roger - you never cease to amaze - wonderful stuff.....keep it going
03/04/2007 | 08:02 PM
Finally, my dear Rog (Leo) you are coming to the USA... We will be able to watch a whole tournament.

Dubai was outstanding. I am happy and humbled with your winning streak. Stay cool and humbled with prays in your heart for good.

Always you
03/04/2007 | 08:01 PM
Congratulations Roger!

You are simply fantastic!
03/04/2007 | 07:43 PM
Just one word - Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lots of love from Russia
xxx Kate
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