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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 | 09:43 PM
Dear TOM_Roger, Boting & Mitz & Everyone,

I watch from the first point. Funnily I did not worry even when Rog was down 0-3, then 2-3. I felt he'ld go up to 5-5 but I did not anticipate his 5-6.

Did you see how he kept on going to Murray's deadly bac
08/15/2010 | 09:29 PM
I expected easy match,but this is gonna be another thriller....Roger played a 2 heart-break matches this week...He kill me soon with that game....When he played in a night session,I went to bed around 4 am. ...I always survived a heart-attack....Roger ple
08/15/2010 | 09:24 PM
Fed has to win Toronto and reach the final
in Cinci to keep his nr.2 ranking (hoping
that Djokovic will go out early.)
08/15/2010 | 09:17 PM
These rain delays are tough to take not only for the players but for the audience. However Roger does not let this bother him as he has been thru a lot of these and always comes out a lot stronger.
08/15/2010 | 09:12 PM
Good luck, all my family is with you.
08/15/2010 | 09:08 PM
Roger must play better,if he wants beat Murray...he must hold his service games...
08/15/2010 | 09:04 PM
Hum...
First of all, congratulations!! The last match was another example of faith, and you will be back to No 2!! :)
Good luck in the final!! You deserve to win it!
08/15/2010 | 09:03 PM
great path to the final =) stay alert, Roger, and good luck against Murray =)
08/15/2010 | 09:02 PM
I'm soo happy 4 u Rog!!!!Now u ll win the final,I now that u can 2 it u r ROGER FEDERER,THE BEST TENNIS PLAYER OF ALL TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!
08/15/2010 | 08:52 PM
wow feddi
it was really good match
you played excellent against djokovic
go feddi roger cup is yours