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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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05/23/2007 | 01:50 PM
Its gr888 to see the man back in full floww..
hope he continues his form till the final frontier "French Open"
05/23/2007 | 01:35 PM
Hello Roger - what a day! Congratulations to you! What an opening shot to Nadal and all the other players in advance of the FO; the Fedex is coming to Paris in full form! All the best to you in the city of lights.
05/23/2007 | 01:22 PM
Fantastic you did it. You can now go forward with confidence and do well at the French Open.
I couldn't beleive it when I saw the results and
watching the match was the highlight of the year, but lets hope there are more results like this. You are wond
05/23/2007 | 12:34 PM
YEEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!
My congratulations!!!
I am so happy!!!!
=))))
Now I am sure that this year you will win Grand Slam!!!
Lots of love,
VladaXXXXXXXXXXXX
05/23/2007 | 12:27 PM
Congrats Roger!! Finally I had a opportunity to see how beat Nadal in style. That is a true champion and good inspiration for everyone who love the game of tennis.
Once again, well done!
05/23/2007 | 12:04 PM
i'm very happy to read about your exhibition with pete in november.
i hope you will give us all a show to remember !
05/23/2007 | 09:55 AM
Congratulations !
Roger, go and win French Open
Keep your forehand in best.
I think you can win Nadal if your forehand not make a lot errors !
You are the Master of Masters !

05/23/2007 | 07:43 AM
Dear Roger
Thank you very much to make this 20th of May 2007 a historical and unforgettable one to me and to many of your fans ! Your tennis was just unbelievable and everybody can understand John Mc Enroe when he says that he always wanted to be able to
05/23/2007 | 07:23 AM
You did it my dear Roger the great, you did it!!!

We all waited for this moment for a long time. What a match, what a performance. Many many congratulations to you. No looking back Roger. Do not let Nadal win another match against you. He is a g
05/23/2007 | 06:17 AM
Dearest Champ,

All my energy to you for the upcoming FO.

Love always,
elisse
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