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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 | 06:03 AM
u are really great.....
hopefully u will win roland garos...
wish u all the best...
05/23/2007 | 05:46 AM
Congratulations Roger! Now its time to claim the French Open Trophy. You can do it. You deserve it. More power to you!
05/23/2007 | 04:49 AM
I am so proud of you for this great victory! Not only is it an outstanding title to have taken, but it is a great boost into the french and shows how mentally tough you are! Since you recently were having a rough run of tournaments, this ended that streak
05/23/2007 | 04:45 AM
I'm so proud of your victory! Not only is it great that you won the title but you proved how mentally tough you are!! Keep the great momentum up for the French!
05/23/2007 | 04:24 AM
Your triumph is the triumph of beauty in tennis itself .. Well done!
05/23/2007 | 03:57 AM
Great Roger,
Congratulation to your win and back in right time. This very importance for your confidence that you can do it same in RG, best wishes Rogi
05/23/2007 | 03:55 AM
unbelievable !!!
incredible !!!
ich bin so stolz auf dich
win FO
go go go
05/23/2007 | 02:31 AM
Congrats Roger! Good luck at Roland Garros.
05/23/2007 | 02:24 AM
Congratulations for your first victory against Nadal on clay! I know it is very special, and it is the perfect way to lead into Roland Garros. I don't know, but I suspect it is a little easier to win if you have been winning and harder to win if you have
05/23/2007 | 01:33 AM
Felicitaciones Roger!

Que partido mas exitante el que tuviste con Rafa! Pero tu sigues siendo el rey de reyes!
Este es el mejor augurio que indica que este año te quedaras con el titulo en roland garros!

Mucha Suerte!

Felicitaciones - Congratu
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