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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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05/22/2007 | 04:12 PM
Dearest Champ,

It's so heartwarming to see the huge number of congratulatory messages that had been sent to you. More than a thousand and counting!

I had sent my kudos to you couple of days back but i had to write again just to share the elation
05/22/2007 | 03:32 PM
CONGRATULATIONS ROGER, ME HACES SUFRIR EN CADA PARTIDO, PERO VALE LA PENA VERTE GANAR, Y DISFRUTAR DE TUS TRIUNFOS, ERES EL MEJOR EN TODO Y TU PUEDES CON TODOS FUERZA.PERU TE SALUDA
05/22/2007 | 03:28 PM
what a great way to spend my Sunday, watching my favorite tennis player beat Nadal on his favorite surface. Best of luck in Paris. I know you can do it . Linda Lou
05/22/2007 | 03:21 PM
that was supposed to be the 1000th comment.........
well doesn't matter since roger has won against rafa......
great to post the 1001th comment anyway.
05/22/2007 | 03:19 PM
Great to post the 100th comment on your win roger.

keep up the good work and your health as well
05/22/2007 | 03:13 PM
MY DEAR ROGER
YOU WERW WINING!YES YOU MAKE PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD KNOW WHO IS THE BOSS WHO IS THE NO. 1!
I BELIEVE YOU ARE BEST OF ALL TIME FOREVER!I BELIEVE YOU CAN WIN French Open!YOU WILL WIN!
BEST WISHES TO YOU!
05/22/2007 | 03:12 PM
I'm so happy happy happyyyyyyyyyy.
I guess you've found the way to beat Rafa, maybe. It will be hard, but you know you can overcome him now
Let's go to Paris..
05/22/2007 | 03:00 PM
U are just the greatest athlete who has ever lived.. This is just another proof! Good luck in French
05/22/2007 | 02:57 PM
You're baaack!!! The GOD of tennis is back!!! wooow how many comments...the best!!! It seems the whole world is cheering for you!!! of course...you're the champ!!! love you***mwa
05/22/2007 | 02:49 PM
YEAH YEAH YEAH ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

HOW SWEET IT IS ! ! ! ! ! !

I knew you would win, and on my birthday weekend. What could be more perfect.
I am so happy for you.
See you in seven days.

Fraze