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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 | 01:23 AM
Congratulations roger!!!!
you are THE BEST!!!
05/22/2007 | 11:39 PM
YES!!!!!YES YES YES........
WOOOOOOOOPPI YPEPPPI.YES.!!YES!! YES!!!
YOU ARE THE "MAN".
My Heartiest Heartiest Congrats to you..." YOU RULE"
Just repeat the same at RG....
all my prayers are with you..
Luv u for every shot u palyed in last match.
05/22/2007 | 11:18 PM
You did it Roger
You beat Nadal on his favorite court and proved to the world that you're the best in any type of surface.
05/22/2007 | 10:13 PM
Congratulation and thanks
05/22/2007 | 10:13 PM
Great Roger
Hope you win the French Open from Nadal...
You have to beat him otherwise there will be critics that you'll never beat him at French Open
05/22/2007 | 10:11 PM
YES! YES! YES! I love you Roger! Good luck in Paris!!!!!!!
05/22/2007 | 09:14 PM
It was greate win! You are the BEST!
Go to win on Roland Garros!!!!
05/22/2007 | 08:21 PM
roger you did it! i was expecting that for a long time... and i was sure about it.. now i am sure that you will do it again n again ;)(french open too!;) ) you are the best "roger that" federer ;)!
05/22/2007 | 08:09 PM
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give me five!
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05/22/2007 | 07:57 PM
Congratulationes !!!

Thanks Federer, You are the Best

You are the number one !!

Anny
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