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Fourth title in Basel

07.11.2010 | Tennis, Starseite 3

Roger captured a record fourth title in his hometown Basel today, defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.

"It was a fantastic week, I played well from start to finish. The final was the most dangerous of the week, especially playing Novak. But I was able to pull away in the third set," Roger said.

Both players had the same number of break point chances in the first set, but it was only Roger who managed to convert one of his to take the lead. Djokovic was more opportunistic than Roger in the second and it was soon clear the he was going to tie in sets as Roger just commited too many errors. Very early in the third set, Roger still committed a large number of unforced errors, but this time Djokovic was unable to take advantage. Roger went all the way to treat himself and his home crowd to a record fourth title in Basel.

With his victory in Basel, Roger has now moved past Pete Sampras with 65 career singles titles. Ahead of him are now only John McEnroe (77), Ivan Lendl (94) and Jimmy Connors (109). He will now head to Paris as top seed - as Rafael Nadal will not be playing - for the last event of the ATP season.

 
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11/14/2010 | 05:21 AM
Excellent roger!!
You are ahead of Pete now!!
Fantastic..
11/13/2010 | 09:23 PM
Dear Roger
What can I say?
Fantastic!!!! You deserve it!!!!!!
11/11/2010 | 03:09 PM
What an awesome display!
Congratulations for the victory after a nice week in your hometown. You have to be really proud of the tennis week you've given us, specially because you could revenge last year's final. Hopefully, this was your chance, and you got it.
Wonderful :)
Good luck next week in Paris. All the best.

Kind regards!
11/11/2010 | 01:59 PM
Wish you another bright tournament too in Paris:)
11/10/2010 | 04:47 AM
GOOD LUCK IN PARIS!!! ALL THE BEST FOR YOU!!! YOU ARE THE BEST PLAYER...
11/10/2010 | 03:47 AM
Congratulations! Dear Roger! You are our Champion! You are our Hero!

Thank you very much for your inspiring hard work! Looking forward to hearing more and more good news from you!

Thank you so much for being so great!!!
11/10/2010 | 12:58 AM
Congratulations Roger! I'm very happy for this victory at your hometown! :D I hope you can win more titles. Good luck in Paris!!
11/09/2010 | 11:03 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on your win in Basel. It's great that this is your 4th title in your hometown and you have now overtaken Pete by winning your 65th title. Good luck in Paris and in your first match against Gasquet. I love the website - very classy like you. The new format is excellent. Take care.

Love From Christinexx
11/09/2010 | 09:33 PM
CONGRATULATIONS ROGER!! (I couldn't post earlier)

What a wonderful win for you, winning your hometown title for a record 4th time. I couldn't help but think of you as a ballboy, dreaming of just such a day.

Bravo Roger!!
11/09/2010 | 06:31 PM
Hi congratulations Roger, good luck versus Gasquet, in paris!
I hope you come to stockholm the next year again!
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