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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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11/08/2010 | 01:05 PM
You are, as ever, the champion of champions! Congratulations for once again, proving it! Kathie
11/08/2010 | 12:05 PM
Congrats Rog!
Well done on your 65th title!
Good luck for the rest of the season!
Sara xxx
11/08/2010 | 11:07 AM
Way to go!
Paris is yours...
Go get it!
11/08/2010 | 10:53 AM
Belated but my heartfelt congratulations to you, Roger!

I watched you play on my Japanese TV and you made me so HAPPY! Thank you, thank you, Roger for the wonderful win. The third set was just superb.
You looked so happy surrounded by your lovely family (how cute your twins are!) and hometown crowd.
I truly hope you can continue to play like this for many, many more years. I am a greedy fan.
Take care and good luck in Paris!

All my love,
Kei
11/08/2010 | 10:42 AM
Congrats Ma King i knew that you will win you rule...love so much ma king....keep wining....ROGER FEDERER GREATEST OF ALL TIME....EVER.....GOOO ROGER
11/08/2010 | 10:42 AM
Congrats Ma King i knew that you will win you rule...love so much ma king....keep wining....ROGER FEDERER GREATEST OF ALL TIME....EVER.....GOOO ROGER
11/08/2010 | 10:39 AM
Congrats champ!
11/08/2010 | 09:58 AM
Good luck in Paris
All the best

Hala
Syria
11/08/2010 | 09:56 AM
Fantastic great and wonderful champ
Amazing win
Love you always Roger dear

Hala
Syria
11/08/2010 | 09:16 AM
Hello Roger
What a nightmare trying to insert a message--over a week!
While I am fortunate to be here congratulations on a truly wonderful week of tennis--just superb.Four time winner in Basel, 9 times that you won the same tournaments 4 times, eg AO,USA open etc, surpassed Pete's 64 titles.
Most importantly you are well happy and playing sublime tennis AND I coulod send to a message!

Kindest regards
Margaret