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Roger did it!

20.05.2007 | Tennis

Roger beat nemesis Rafael Nadal 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 to win his fourth Hamburg Masters title and end the Spaniard's record run of 81 straight wins on clay.

 

It was Roger’s first victory against Rafael Nadal on clay, ending the Spaniard's two-year unbeaten run on the surface. Our star struggled in the first set and faced break points early in the second, before breaking twice himself to claim the second set. He then raced through the decider 6-0, breaking three times for his first win on clay against the 20-year-old.

 

Roger’s victory also ended his own run of four tournaments without a title, his worst spell since he became world number one in February 2004. He is the first player to have captured the Hamburg title four times.

 

Nadal's 81-match winning streak on clay was an all-surface record. The world number two had won 13 consecutive tournaments on clay and had last lost on the surface to Igor Andreev in the Valencia Open quarter-finals in April 2005.

 

Later this month the Roger will attempt to win his first title at the French Open, the only Grand Slam event to elude him so far.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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05/25/2007 | 05:47 PM
Congratulations Roger !
Thanks !
05/25/2007 | 05:08 PM
I forgot to say that I'm happy to see that Federer's Bakery is back in business! Another bagel given out and that to Nadal on clay no less. Congratulations again!
05/25/2007 | 05:07 PM
CONGRATULATIONS! I knew you could do it! You denied Nadal a straight 82nd match win and a first title at Hamburg while you kept Hamburg for yourself. He-he! Good for you!

Wishing you the best of luck at Roland Garros!!
05/25/2007 | 09:34 AM
FINALLY!!!! Last year in Rome i just couldn't believe you lost. I was crushed but now you showed who is the best :):):) lv ya
05/25/2007 | 01:06 AM
One more time you it showed who is number 1 of the world. That it comes Roland Garros. With affection.
05/24/2007 | 05:05 AM
OMG YES! FINALLLLYYY! AMEN! I LOVE YOU ROGER MY DEAR!
05/24/2007 | 02:21 AM
congrats roger, keep up the good work. just keep on trying and you'll keep on doing well.
05/23/2007 | 07:23 PM
Whee****Telling my loved ones ....... Roger Federer ultimately succeeded his clay court victory in Hamburg ending "King of Clay Court" (given to Guillermo Coria previously) Rafael Nadal winning streaks.
Amazing and stunning...Roger found his style an
05/23/2007 | 03:44 PM


W E L O V E Y O U , R O G E R ! ! ! !
05/23/2007 | 02:29 PM
YEAHHH!!! You're fantastic.
Good luck--> Roland Garros.
I'll keep my fingers crossed
Big Kiss Charisjuh
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