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Second US Open title!

12.09.2005 | Tennis

Roger has done it! He captured a second straight U.S. Open and sixth Grand Slam title against Andre Agassi this Sunday.

 

Roger responded to his few moments of pressure by reeling off seven straight points in the tiebreak that turned the match around, then took a clear lead in the fourth set to win 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1, bringing his stunning record in finals to 23-0.

 

Roger moved into a tie with Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker for Grand Slam titles among Open era players, and one behind John McEnroe and Mats Wilander. Pete Sampras holds the record with 14 Grand Slam titles, but at 24 years old Roger could well have a shot at that.

 

Roger shrieked and leapt in the air when Agassi's backhand return looped long on the championship point. The two men, who have the highest of respect for each other, shook hands warmly at the net. Though the 35-year-old Agassi was the oldest U.S. Open men's finalist in 31 years, age had less to do with the difference in this match than Roger's sheer strength, variety of serves, and superior balance of attacks from the baseline and the net that wore down Agassi.

 

If this was Agassi's last U.S. Open after 20 straight— he won't decide until the end of the year whether to retire — it was remarkable even in defeat. "It's been a tough road, but it's been a great road," Agassi told the cheering crowd. "Roger played way too good today. Congratulations Roger, well done."

 

Roger became the first man in the Open era, which started in 1968, to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open back-to-back for the second consecutive year. Three players have done it twice, though not in consecutive years: Jimmy Connors, McEnroe and Sampras. The last player to accomplish the feat was Don Budge in 1937-38.

 

"This is probably the most special Grand Slam final in my career," Roger said. "To play against Andre in New York, it's a dream. "I had to play my best match of the tournament. It happened I played my best in the finals, as usual. I don't know how I do it, but it definitely feels great every single time."

 
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09/20/2005 | 07:14 AM
Hi Roger,
It was so amazing to see my most favorite 2 idols to play in the final. Thanks for a great match. Its a classic between you 2 superstars.
Never forget.
09/19/2005 | 08:21 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!

I'm thrilled you were able to defend your US Open title. You're so amazing! What a great final against Andre - you ARE the maestro!

Hope you are enjoying some quality time at home before the Davis Cup and your next tournam
09/19/2005 | 06:57 PM
Roger, I knew you win this US OPEN too.You are the best and I know you will be the best for a lot of time! the last match was incredible... agassi played very good, like when he was younger, but roger federer is always better than the rest of players!! I
09/18/2005 | 01:27 PM
Congratulations Roger!
You are the best!
You are the king of the world!
09/17/2005 | 11:01 PM
Parabéns!!!
Eu espero que depois de tantas vítorias você continui sendo essa pessoa humilde e vencedora.
Também tenho certeza que você írá bater os recordes de PETE SAMPRAS!!!
09/17/2005 | 09:00 AM
DEAR ROGER,
CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!!!FOR THE BRILLIANT PERFORMANCEIN US OPEN SERIES.
WE ARE REALLY PROUD OF YOU.

LUV
&
KISSES






09/17/2005 | 08:58 AM
DEAR ROGER,
CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!!!FOR THE BRILLIANT PERFORMANCEIN US OPEN SERIES.
WE ARE REALLY PROUD OF YOU.
LUV
&
KISSES
09/17/2005 | 05:17 AM
Felicitaciones, esta vez va en español.
Realmente fue una gran final, con todo lo que significaba para ambos.
Para André , toda la emoción de tener un final perfecto, ganando un gran slam en su país , con su gente. Qué más........
Para tí, que sabías t
09/16/2005 | 11:25 PM
I don't have words,Because You were incredible in US OPEN especially on the final :) ROGER YOU ARE and WILL THE BEST
09/16/2005 | 10:10 PM
You did it very well!!! Places your feet in the ground and concentrate in the following matches.

Be good.

RaismeW.
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