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Brilliant Performance

17.11.2007 | Tennis

Roger crushed Spanish rival Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-1 to reach the final. Roger, chasing a fourth Masters Cup title in five years, took just 59 minutes to see off Nadal in his most emphatic win over the world number two to date.


Our star, who also beat Nadal in last year's Masters Cup semi-finals, broke through at 5-4 in the first set, smashing a forehand down the line to seize the initiative.

Roger won 20 of 21 points from 4-4 in the opening set. He turned the screw in the second, breaking for 2-0 by forcing Nadal into a forehand error. Worse followed for Nadal, a double-fault gifting Roger a 4-0 lead and the defending champion delivered the coup de grace with a thumping crosscourt forehand.

Roger will play Nadal's countryman David Ferrer in tomorrow's final.

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11/18/2007 | 09:10 AM
well done roger youre the best this will be you 4th
title here in shanghai
11/18/2007 | 09:01 AM
looooong time since i posted a comment!!
anyways all the best for the match!!
last match for the year...
come out wirh flying colours!!
lotsa luv
11/18/2007 | 08:51 AM
Hello fellow Roger fans! :)

If you liked the RF logo hats that Roger wore this year at Wimbledon and the USO, and can't seem to buy one - do check out the RF hats petition thread on the English ‘Roger Off Court’ forum here at RF.com (link: www.rogerfed
11/18/2007 | 08:50 AM
Dear Roger,

Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic! So many congratulations.

Go for it tomorrow, my Champ. All good luck to you. I'll be cheering for you.

Your fan always
love Jeanna xx

11/18/2007 | 07:40 AM
Just finished watching the delayed telecast of the match. Resisted all temptations to check the score all day and the wait was well worth it. It was an awesome display of power and finesse. I thought Roger played as well as anyone can play in his previous
11/18/2007 | 07:29 AM
Well, it's the end of the first set here so I thought "I have to start my email to Roger", and of course, duh, the results came up. I wanted to wait to the finish, but that's ok BECAUSE I AM SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOU PLAYED UNREAL TENNIS!!
11/18/2007 | 07:02 AM
It a kind of magic! This is the Federer that made me a fan and this is the magical tennis I love to watch. The stats. on page # is interesting. I think Roger has NOW unlocked the Nadal secret once and for all he just needs to translate it onto clay which
11/18/2007 | 07:00 AM
hey roger!
CONGRATULATIONS yet again!!!!!!!!!!!
you played brilliantly yesterday and you inspired me to hit 2 pretty forehand winners when i was playing!!!!!!!!! and once again i'm giving you this advice: don't gt distracted,concentrate hard and thrash
11/18/2007 | 06:58 AM
wow, one more time, u have proven that u are simmply the best in tennis.

u are the best and i love watching ur game
11/18/2007 | 06:24 AM
Dear Roger Federer: Your play and your win over Nadal was very convincing, and puts an exclamation mark to media or other speculations: every time somebody has a hot streak, or if there is some minor variation in your game, there are questions, innuendos,
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