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55th title!

15.06.2008 | Tennis

Roger cruised to his fifth Halle Open title in Germany on Sunday, beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4.

 

The victory sees the world number one extend his unbeaten run on grass to 59 matches just eight days before he begins the defence of his Wimbledon crown.

 

"I played great tennis all week. I didn't lose my serve once, which I don't think I've ever managed before in a tournament, so it's very special for me, and I'm really pleased about it," our star said.

 

"It's obviously a good omen to win here in Wimbledon, sorry, Halle -- the Wimbledon of Germany," he said, laughing.

 

Roger won Halle for the first time in 2003 — before going on to win his first Wimbledon title — and now has won 24 straight at the tournament, a streak dating back to that year.

 

 

 
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06/16/2008 | 07:57 AM
;)Congratulations for the victory and your 55th title :)

:)IT was a great match, you played very good tennis all week long, now go for Wimbledon :) ;)

love,

Nina
06/16/2008 | 07:51 AM
***Margaret, great post on p13, too...

BTW, did you know that this is the SECOND tournament that Roger has played and not lost his serve - following is an extract from article from ATP website after Roger won yesterday.

"Federer has remained unbroke
06/16/2008 | 07:49 AM
Can't wait 2 C U again in the ROYAL White Jacket
06/16/2008 | 07:48 AM
Congratulations Roger !

Just crush Nadal and/or Djokovic if you meet them in Wimbledon.

Time to show them who is the boss!

Good Luck, Health and Happiness !

Simi.
06/16/2008 | 07:47 AM
Can't wait to c u playing again in WIMBELDON (your playground)
06/16/2008 | 07:45 AM
Hey Roger,

Congrats on your win in Halle, it has made day even better. I am soo happy for you win this tourment in order for you to win your 6th wimnbledon title. I am also gald this tourment has given your confidence back.

Congrats once again on yo
06/16/2008 | 07:43 AM
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06/16/2008 | 07:42 AM
many congrats ROGER 4 a new victory a new success and a new crown...
06/16/2008 | 07:35 AM
Yahoo! Congrats Roger!

Way to go Champ!
This is indeed a good sign for the upcoming Wimbledon! :P
06/16/2008 | 07:17 AM
Hi Champ...perfect start on Grass..wish u best of luck for Wimbledon...just go n play ur best..