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Rafa beats Roger in straight sets

22.04.2007 | Tennis

Rafael Nadal beat Roger 6-4, 6-4 Sunday to win his third straight Monte Carlo Masters title and extend his winning streak on clay to 67. It is his eighth Masters Series title and he has not been beaten on clay since April 2005.


The left-handed Spaniard, who did not drop a set in the tournament, is the first man since Ilie Nastase (1971-1973) to win the Monte Carlo title for the third year in a row.


"It is an honour to be up against Roger here in Monte Carlo and to win for the third time," Rafa admitted after the win.


Roger made 38 unforced errors - half on his forehand - and the Spaniard won on his second match point when the world number one sent a backhand long.


"Congratulations to Rafa," said Roger. "What he has achieved is fantastic. I will try again to beat him in Rome, Hamburg and here in Monte Carlo next year."

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04/26/2007 | 11:21 PM
There is an article on www.espn.com/tennis by Stephen Tignor, executive director of Tennis Magazine, entitled "Advice for Roger." To read this article--at the end of the caption under Roger's photo, click on "Blog."

Scottsdale, Arizona
04/26/2007 | 08:23 PM
Don't worry, dear! I love u and hope u win in other time, becausei know that you the BEST
1000000 kiss for you from me
*** Irina***
04/26/2007 | 07:31 PM
Roger, thesedays tennis channel in US is showing some classic games of Roland Garros of Yannick Noah, McEnroe vs Lendl, Graff etc. What I've learned from those matches is that Yannick Noah is underdog againsts Mats Wilander 2 times defending champ but Ya
04/26/2007 | 06:18 PM
never give up,,

ur still d best.........!!!!

can't wait ur next action..........

04/26/2007 | 05:23 PM
Here are my few cents on Tony's expressions and Roger's ATP interview.

1. First of all, Tony's expressions are very rare at the court... When you watched Australian Open match with Roddick, Gonzo, you can literally see how he admires Roger's back-hand
04/26/2007 | 04:13 PM
Dear Roger,

I know a lot of people are saying don't worry you will win next time but i say yes worry because i can't see how you can beat rafa on clay not with that game plan which i saw little of in that final at Monte carlo last year at least you cam
04/26/2007 | 04:07 PM
Hello, Roger, no problem with Nadal, you just have to follow your strategy, you have the tennis to beat him, you are so close, this time you win all the best shots with the biggest class. I know is hard, but try to find emotion of the begining, cut the na
04/26/2007 | 03:43 PM
Dear Rogi,

Don't worry my dear. You can do it. I do believe in you.

love 4ever
04/26/2007 | 03:35 PM
Hi Roger.
So,you again could not succeed.But it is not of a great concern.One loss in front of ten wins is nothing to worry.It is a bit sad for me as I expected you to win this time.But as you said you can beat him in Rome and Hamburg.You h
04/26/2007 | 02:57 PM
Hi Roger,

I truly believe you can get the better of Nadal on clay. But it seems that you have it in your mind that he is unbeatable on clay. Winning Nadal at Roland Garros is what many of your fans are looking forward. This year is a big chance. Give i