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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 | 09:09 AM
WELL DONE ROGI!
GRT MATCH N A WONDERFUL VICTORY 32 LIFT UR 65TH ATP TITLE!
N IT'S ALL D MORE SPECIAL COZ IT'S UR 4TH TITLE IN BASEL!
SO HAPPY 2 C UR WHOLE FAMILY THERE 2!
ALLEZ ROG!
ALL D BEST IN PARIS!

LOTS OF LOVE,

M
11/08/2010 | 08:47 AM
How brilliant was that! So pleased for you.Enjoy and Good Luck in Paris , you are on a roll!
11/08/2010 | 08:40 AM
Roger,
I am so,so,so happy that you won especially the match with Novak :-) This is great and I can't wait to see you in Paris. The records are important, but for me the most important is that you have no injuries, that you play great and you smile so nicely. This is all peRFect and I am waiting for Paris to see again at last, because I had no chance to see you in Stockholm or Basel.
Good luck!
Gosia
11/08/2010 | 08:34 AM
congratulazioni! sei e sarai sempre il più grande!
11/08/2010 | 08:27 AM
congratulations roger..!!!
u make us proud...
al d bst for paris..
11/08/2010 | 08:24 AM
Félicitations ! J'ai hâte de te voir à Paris Bercy !
11/08/2010 | 08:19 AM
congratulations Roger
Margaret
11/08/2010 | 08:07 AM
Congrats, Roger.

Good luck in Paris.
11/08/2010 | 08:06 AM
congratulations champ, you were looking pretty snappy on the court, although you had me worried in the second set. Bon chance in Paris.
11/08/2010 | 08:05 AM
congratulations champ, you were looking pretty snappy on the court, although you had me worried in the second set. Bon chance in Paris.