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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 | 05:21 PM
Great week Roger. Congratulation!

I will be rooting for you in Indian Wells next week and I hope you can break the record for consecutive wins.

I never tire of seeing you play tennis. You are so talented and giftet and I hope you breal all the recor
03/04/2007 | 05:17 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on winning back the Dubai Open title and equalling Bjorn Borg's record of 41 consecutive victories in the process. Unfortunately I was unable to watch the match, as British Eurosport did not show it live and I was out for t
03/04/2007 | 04:14 PM
Yay! Congrats Roger! Good as always! \m/ Keep doing your best!
03/04/2007 | 03:10 PM
wow rogee!!!!!
gr8 match n brilliant performance..
congrats.....
luv u
03/04/2007 | 03:01 PM
Congratulations, ROGER! What a great run and also with breaking of "all" the records in the books!!!!!!
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
crystal:)
03/04/2007 | 02:18 PM
GREAT MATCH, ROGER! CONGRATULATIONS!!! GOOD LUCK IN INDIAN WELLS, BABY!!! I JUST LOVE YOUR PHOTO AS A CHILD, YOU WERE AND ARE SO CUTE. XXX
03/04/2007 | 01:54 PM
Bravo, Rodzher!!!ne looking at the fact that 4 of Russia, 4 I always sincerely be ill only for tebya!ty simply of molodets!!!!ya so it is glad, that you again gained victory, I hope that still very for long no one it will be able you to beat!
I congratul
03/04/2007 | 01:50 PM
congratulations dude!
hope u continue well like that
best wishes
03/04/2007 | 01:37 PM
Thank God
that was great champ
you deserve to be yhe best ever
cause this is wh realy you are
thanx for making us happy
wish you the best aal the way....
03/04/2007 | 01:31 PM

Congratulations, Roger!

Verily you are a treasure beyond price for us fans.

Love forever,

Daley xxx