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Roger Federer - Breaks Record - Wins 2nd TMC, 13 Finals in a row

In last two years has compiled a 18-2 record in finals after going 4-6 previous three years...Became first player since Mats Wilander in 1988 to win three Grand Slam titles in a season and fourth player overall in Open Era to win at least three in a year (Connors won three in 1974, Laver won four in 1969)…Became first player in Open Era to win his first four Grand Slam finals...

Roger Federer capped one of the most dominant seasons in tennis history when he defeated Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-2 to win his second consecutive Tennis Masters Cup title in Houston. The Swiss World No. 1 won his 11th title of a remarkable season which included three Grand Slam titles and three ATP Masters Series titles. Federer's win was his 13th straight victory in a final - an Open Era record - and his 23rd consecutive match win against a Top 10 opponent. Federer defeated Hewitt, who finishes the year at No.3, for the sixth consecutive time this season. Federer collects $1.52 million and passes $6 million prize money for the year.

His staggering statistics included a 18-0 record against Top 10 opponents (23-0 going back to TMC in Houston), defeating every member of current Top 10...He also went 11-0 in singles finals (13-0 going back to 2003) and joined Hall-of-Famers Borg and McEnroe to win 12 straight finals in last 25 years… He's broken the record.

Ranked among Top 10 in several serving categories -- No. 1 in second serve points won (57%) No. 2 in break points saved (72%), No. 3 in service games won (91%), No. 4 in first serve points won (78%) and No. 8 in aces (517)…In addition to his overall serving dominance, he posted 12 bagel sets won (five against Hewitt) and 23 'bread sticks' (6-1 sets won).

Became first player to win multiple titles on clay, grass and hard courts in a season and first since Borg in 1979 to win consecutive titles on those surfaces…Compiled winning streaks of 10-more four different times, including a career-best 23 in a row from June 7-August 1...

Opened season at Australian Open and dropped only two sets while posting victories over Hewitt (4th), Nalbandian (QF), Ferrero (SF) and Safin (F)…Became No. 1 afterwards for first time on Feb. 2 and clinched top spot earliest ever on Sept. 13 after winning first US Open crown (d. Hewitt)…

Lost first match of year to Henman in QF of Rotterdam on Feb. 20…Won next two outings in Dubai (d. Lopez) and ATP Masters Series Indian Wells (d. Henman)…In May, turned in most impressive tournament on clay at AMS Hamburg where he defeated Gaudio (1st), Gonzalez (3rd), Moya (QF), Hewitt (SF) and Coria (F)…His only Grand Slam loss came to Kuerten in 3rd RD at Roland Garros…Then reeled off four consecutive titles -- repeat efforts in Halle (d. Fish) and Wimbledon (d. Roddick), his first Swiss title in Gstaad (d. Andreev) and AMS Toronto (d. Roddick)…

Made his fifth US Open appearance and came away with title, defeating Agassi (QF), Henman (SF) and Hewitt (F)…

After a two-week break, captured title in Bangkok (d. Roddick) to become first player since Muster (12) in 1995 to win at least 11 titles…

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Re: Roger Federer - Breaks Record - Wins 13 Finals in a row

That does not include Houston, right?
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Thanks for these stats!

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so almost half of the bagels he made are to Hewitt??

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That does not include Houston, right?
Including Houston

With Houston, he broke the record

The Naysayers will talk crap about how it is not done within the same year, but screw that. This kind of record --well, we should just be grateful that we are on this planet and can see this virtual miracle unfold in front of our eyes. What a treat Rogi has been --- GOD BLESS YOU SWEETHEART
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awesome ROGI!

Hopp Rogi! Go Gonzo! Allez Gasquet!

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yet another reason to party!!!!


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There is one question left in the range, how many records will he break...
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Amazing Rogi, you're a god

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Simply amazing!

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Well done Rogi and now it's time to cement all the great work in 2005.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Yeah Roger, don't be a Mats, be a Pete In fact, beat Pete
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Congrats Fed!

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Yeah Roger, don't be a Mats, be a Pete In fact, beat Pete
The only thing I ever want Roger to be compared with Pete is results and nothing else, plus I want Roger to win a French Open before he retires.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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The only thing I ever want Roger to be compared with Pete is results and nothing else, plus I want Roger to win a French Open before he retires.
Yes, that's true. It got sickening when the media loved comparing Federer to Sampras, game wise, when they're games are actually very different. Result wise, it deserves a minor comparison, but Federer should be able to win the French, unlike Sampras.

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