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Going for 50!

11.08.2007 | Tennis

Roger hammered his 12th and 13th aces to secure a 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 win Saturday over Radek Stepanek at the Montreal Masters, moving within one victory of his 50th career trophy.

Our number one will be able to relax while second seed and hot rival Rafael Nadal and Serbian third seed Novak Djokovic prepare for an evening match-up to provide an opponent for the final. Roger will be playing in his fifth final in his last six events, the only blemish on his recent record from an upset loss to Italian Filippo Volandri in May at the Rome third round.

"I was very happy the way I played," said Roger. "It was a tough match with a lot of crucial points, a lot of shots played on reaction. I couldn't really dictate play. He kept coming at me, but I came up with some really nice passing shots when I had to."

Go get em, Roger!




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08/12/2007 | 12:09 PM
Dear Roger,
Congratulations and lots of luck to u for the 50th trophy. So excited about the final between u and Novak. Looking forward to a great match!!!!
08/12/2007 | 12:06 PM
Roger! You had wonderful matches and now it's time to win the 50th trophy. We always love you! Good luck for the final against Novak Djokovic!
I'll watch and cheer for you^.^
08/12/2007 | 11:55 AM
Go Roger!!! We know you are the best, however keep out Djokovic...
But I'm sure you'll win!
08/12/2007 | 11:48 AM
Good luck in the final. I really would love to see you make it 50th. (Fingers crossed)

Lots of love.
08/12/2007 | 11:12 AM
you're amazing,simply the best..............but wait where is "el matador"?????????? oh he lost the match in semis........go roger you'll win the final i'm sure about that......
08/12/2007 | 10:58 AM
hi roger!!! I know that maybe is to late, but I want to say you HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and of course, good luck in the final with Djokovic. kisses from spain.
08/12/2007 | 10:52 AM
Good luck for the final, great great great champion.
You are ALWAYS the best! =D
08/12/2007 | 10:46 AM
congratulations champion!!!!!!!!!!...a really fantastic performance!!!!...good luck for the final...believe always in yourself and in the perfect player you are...COME ON ROGI!!!!!!!!...you're #1!!! All the best for you!
....be always strong in who you a
08/12/2007 | 10:22 AM
Yey! Go Roger! We know you're the best! Go win the final!
08/12/2007 | 10:18 AM
Great match Roger,tough first set then you were much better than him in second.
Good luck against Novak.
Hope you get your 50th title today.
Take care.
Love Joyce. X