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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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11/09/2010 | 12:16 PM
Congrats on the win Roger!!! It must have been great being able to win the tournament in front of your home crowd.

I am so happy for you, you really deserved it. Keep up the great work and I'll see you in the Barclay's World tour finals!!!
11/09/2010 | 11:36 AM

11/09/2010 | 11:24 AM
Ciao, my great champion!!!!!!
Congratulations for your amazing win and for your new web site!!!!!! I like it so much!!!!!!!
I love you,
11/09/2010 | 10:29 AM
Congratulations on a fantastic week and a terrific final and for regaining the title of course making it your 65th title win!!!
It was a thoroughly entertaining match filled with exciting shots and incredible winners!!!
Hopefully, you'll be able to keep up this impeccable form at the Paris Masters and for the ATP Finals!!!
It was so nice to see your twins courtside during the prize presentation..........they're soooooooo adorable!!!
11/09/2010 | 10:17 AM
Finally I am on. Wow. I have been trying for days to be able to make a comment, Finally.....................
CONGRATULATIONS ROGER!!!!!! You are just the very very very best. So glad you got revenge on Djoker. Cant wait for the next tournament. I am sure that no matter what you will give it your very best.
All the very Best.
11/09/2010 | 09:53 AM
Congrats Roger.. :) but I actually missed your final against djokovic .. :(

Have a great day .. :)
11/09/2010 | 09:52 AM
thanks for giving us fans such a beautiful week of fantastic tennis. if you enjoyed playing at home half as much as we enjoyed seeing you play, then you had a great time. 4x winner must be special for you. the icing on the cake for us was seeing those beautiful twin girls during the trophy ceremony. whatever you do, save that tape to show them later. the theme of the tourney was magic moments. you had many. but the girls being there was the most magic. good luck in bercy.
11/09/2010 | 09:46 AM
WoooooooW Realy Realy incredible performance,,,,,, congratulations Roger
11/09/2010 | 08:04 AM
Congrats! Wonderful achievement and saw your twins in the stands during the trophy presentation ceremony. Doubt they knew what was going on but your dream of them seeing you play is becoming reality!

Good luck in Paris - stay fit and healthy, as only you know how. London next.

Oh by the way, loved the combination you used on Djokovic after a penetrating inside-out forehand, you put his cross-court return down the line with a great fake inside-out forehand but sliced it deep instead.
11/09/2010 | 07:28 AM
Thanks Roger & keep going this way. you have become a lot more aggressive now. Good work.
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