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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 | 01:26 PM
wonderful moment whenever you win.

Great performance ~~~~ and I am so proud and happy to witness you to become the most complete tennis player I ever seen and going to break as many history records as possible.
Never doubt that~
03/04/2007 | 01:05 PM
Good luck in Indian Wells!!!
03/04/2007 | 12:45 PM

Well done, so nice to see you win Dubai! You played opponents who were very much on roll at the moment. But still you have beaten them. Next to your own incredible arsenal of shots this has to do with the fact that, when the match is developing,
03/04/2007 | 12:20 PM
Dear roger,

Congrats on a briliant win i have to say it's back in the hands of a champion once again where it should be for the 4th time.

And yet another record matched with Borg's of 41 consecutive wins it's some achievement roger but i shouldn't s
03/04/2007 | 12:01 PM
Roger :-) Super, famous, unique - that´s your game. Congratulations, fans from Czech.
03/04/2007 | 11:46 AM
Wow! You was amazing, Congratulations, I hope you the best and you're the Best....
03/04/2007 | 11:40 AM
cangrats roger! i am very happy for you ,you'll break more and more records i'm sure ,keep going roger ! your fans are with u !
03/04/2007 | 11:06 AM
well i just hope u carry on your fantastic run....i wish u all the best n may u break many more records............
03/04/2007 | 10:56 AM
Congratulations Roger
Well done
All the best for you
03/04/2007 | 10:49 AM
hey roger good job on the 161 weeks, thats amazing. you are amazing!! yeah no worries but i know u have indian wells in the bag! i wish i could go this year but i lack the savings for final weekend courtside hehe. 47 matches is yours too roger!!