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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 | 11:28 PM
new PARIS draw, everyone --

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/352/mds.pdf

looks like our champ will have to face MURRAY, if he's NOT upended 1st, that is~!!!

ALLEZ, SWISS MAESTRO~!!
LET'S ROCK-N-ROLL, FED-EXPRESS~!!
11/08/2010 | 10:39 PM
Congratulations on the Basel win! I enjoyed watching the tournament- especially your matches. You made some thrilling shots!! Way to go!
11/08/2010 | 10:33 PM
ROGER & TEAM, very happy that finally the 'insert comment' works. Good job and thank you. It must be mind bogling to try to fix everything.
ROGER, CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN. You are the GREATEST in every and all ways possible.
May God continue to bless you with success in Paris and London and beyond. Good luck and hoping you are not tired. Love you... BE STRONG.
marie in mtl
11/08/2010 | 10:18 PM
Am so pleased and so proud for you Roger. Congratulations.. a truly wondeRFul week.. and your two little girls there to celebrate too... gorgeous!!!
11/08/2010 | 09:49 PM
Great day...great moment...
Im very happy for you.
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11/08/2010 | 09:40 PM
Great match great tournament !! I was watching You every day, and I'm impressed. :)) You game is still great and it can be much better :)) Once again, congrats ! :**
11/08/2010 | 09:25 PM
Congratulations on your victory, Roger!
I was in the stadium last year, so am especially happy to see the final go the other way, even if only on TV this time. :-)
11/08/2010 | 09:25 PM
Thank you for this week Roger! It was a very good one! Go in! Good luck to Paris! I was too happy to see your sweet girls supporting you. Kisses for you and your sweet family!
All of love and support,
Oana
11/08/2010 | 09:24 PM
Congratulations Roger,What a fantastic performance,I'm really happy for you to win your home title back.Wish you best always,My love and Regards :):)
11/08/2010 | 09:24 PM
Congratulations Roger,What a fantastic performance,I'm really happy for you to win your home title back.Wish you best always,My love and Regards :):)