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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 | 07:40 PM
u're becOmiNg the BesT evEr....
03/04/2007 | 07:37 PM
The season is off to a great start!
We're looking forward to Indian Wells and Miami and a wonderful run there again.
Stay focused during the clay-court tournaments.
Last year you got better, but I know you've learned alot from those three clay finals
03/04/2007 | 07:24 PM
Congrats Roger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03/04/2007 | 06:29 PM
Congratulations roger!!!!!!!!!!
03/04/2007 | 06:18 PM
Congratulations !!! your game was awesome ;)
i think you won easily ;)
keep it goin !:-***
03/04/2007 | 06:15 PM
felicitaciones roger!! jugaste un muy buen partido, espero que sigas superandote siempre. gracias por hacer de cada partido un honor verte jugar por que eres el mejor de todos sin duda. un beso grande yohana
03/04/2007 | 06:14 PM
Just 6 games to break Villas record...
Stay Focus and Healthy!
Brazil is with you!!!
03/04/2007 | 05:55 PM
Sorry I'm late Rog
but anyway you know what im gonna say
03/04/2007 | 05:35 PM
Congrats Roger!!!!
03/04/2007 | 05:31 PM
Congratulations, Roger! Unbelievable play and unbelievable winning streak. If you manage to break Vilas' record this time, please be humble as always. If my information is correct, his streak ended with a match against Ilie Nastase who used a so-called "s