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Back to number two!

15.08.2010 | Tennis

Roger booked his spot in the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto with a 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 victory over Novak Djokovic on Saturday night - meaning that Roger will move back up to number two in the world rankings already.

 

"Tonight I came out with all guns blazing," Roger commented. "I played fantastic in the first set but in the second set Novak was able to raise his game and make it super competitive so I feel very happy to have come through."

 

Our champ needed under half an hour to secure the first set and continued in the same fashion, winning the next two games as well. But then Djokovic had a strong phase, when Roger had to face breaks and the loss of the second set. But he entered the deciding set clearly focused and jumped to a 4-1 lead - only for the Serb to come back to 4-4. But Roger was convinced not to let this one slip away, scoring a last break in just the right moment with a forehand by Djokovic that landed in the net.

 

With the win, Roger regained the No. 2 seed he lost following Wimbledon with Djokovic dropping back down to No. 3. He will now play the final in Toronto against Andy Murray, who owns a slight 6-5 edge in career matches between the two, but the last three have all gone Roger's way.

 
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08/15/2010 | 06:58 PM
like I've already said, you were great Rog
hope you play today as well as you played in the first and the last set yesterday.
good luck champ.
08/15/2010 | 06:54 PM
All the best Champ
08/15/2010 | 06:51 PM
Congrats Rog!
08/15/2010 | 06:51 PM
Congratulations to No.2 spot and good luck today v Murray :) Rogers cup belongs to you! You are the Best!
08/15/2010 | 06:44 PM
Well done, Rog!
You are amazing.
Blow Murray off the court, again!
ALLEZ! HOPP! FORZA! DAI!
08/15/2010 | 06:43 PM

Good luck Roger against Andy, one step more and you will be lifting the trophy.Come on Champion!!!
08/15/2010 | 06:42 PM
All the vest for the Final Fedex........
08/15/2010 | 06:37 PM
WOW - what a couple of days of GREAT tennis, Roger. We all love you in Canada - welcome back and congrats on #2 heading towards number 1.

You have your fight back and it is a pleasure to watch you play as I have missed this Roger.

Good Luck this
08/15/2010 | 06:37 PM


GOOD LUCK ROGER TONIGHT.
08/15/2010 | 06:31 PM
Wow Roger !! - I watched your match vs The Joker(he's all right - he tried his best) beginning to end - 1st Set you're so hot !!!

I know you & Paul must be already working on how to maintain/manage your intensity throughout the match.

I think that i