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2 Times World Champion

22.11.2004 | Tennis

"It was an incredible end," Roger said, "to a fantastic year", after crowning this amazing season with his second title at the Masters Cup. The 6:3 - 6:2 victory in just 66 minutes of tennis, made him the first man to win three Grand Slams and the Masters Cup in a single season. "He just doesn't give you that many cheap points," Hewitt said, "and he served extremely well tonight. He's got such good variety on his serve and he's able to work it around. He hits a lot of lines out there and he makes a high percentage of first serves. He sets the point up so well on his serve you don't get that many opportunities to get into his service games.” Congratulations on your second World Championship – title, Roger! Find plenty of great pictures here, by Sportfotozimmer. From the outset, Lleyton was in trouble, confronting the same buzz saw that chewed him up 6-3, 6-4 during the round-robin. Roger already managed a break on Hewitt’s his first service game and the latter never gained a chance to respond in kind, failing to reach, much less win, a break point. A 78-minute rain delay with Hewitt trying to serve to stay in the first set only unnecessarily prolonged the inevitable. Roger easily served out the set, then put his rival a love-40 hole in the first game of the second. Although the 2001-02 Masters Cup winner scrambled out of that jam, he suffered breaks in the fifth and seventh games that finished him off. Roger now holds an Open Era record 13th consecutive win in a tournament final, 23 consecutive wins over a top-10 opponent (Tim Henman wasn't in the top 10 when he beat Roger in February), 74 victories in 80 matches in 2004, tying Roddick for the most this year and a 17-0 finish to the season.

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08/20/2012 | 05:47 PM
Quee maravilhoso depois de tantos anos ..... vc continua o mesmo.. Cris
01/15/2012 | 06:24 PM
11/05/2011 | 10:41 AM
what a great man you are roger...
04/15/2011 | 02:57 PM
Simply the best.