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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 | 09:12 PM
wow rogerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

w're very very thrilled with your fantastic win
we love u champion

how nice to see u smilin and laughin dear roger
keep goin yeah we all behind you for ever u our no. 1
11/08/2010 | 09:04 PM
Congrats, Rogi, that´s great victory for all of us! I ´m proud of you and wish good luck to Paris! Don´t forget, your fans are always here for you, forever...
11/08/2010 | 09:03 PM
Congrats, Rogi, that´s great victory for all of us! I ´m proud of you and wish good luck to Paris! Don´t forget, your fans are always here for you, forever...
11/08/2010 | 08:54 PM
Congratulations Roger, and good luck for the next two tournamentes¡¡¡

You do it again¡¡¡¡¡
11/08/2010 | 08:50 PM
congrats to your 65th title....

now, let's go get your 66th at Paris...

then, 67th at Barclays...

they, 68th at 2011-AO, as u defend your tile there by collecting on your 17th GS!!!

A L L E Z~!!!!
11/08/2010 | 08:49 PM
CONGRATULATIONS ROGER, YOU DO IT AGAIN ¡¡¡¡
11/08/2010 | 08:41 PM
Great Match Roger. Congratulations !
You are the best !
11/08/2010 | 08:38 PM
Roger you played fantastic this week! it was very special too see you once again winning your hometown tournament!!! keep going champion!
good luck for Paris and London! you're our number one! =)
11/08/2010 | 08:36 PM
very good job keep it on Rog. It was great to win it now we want you to get Paris and London.
11/08/2010 | 08:28 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!! Roger you played brilliantly the entire week. Your reaction at match point confirms you still have the passion to win and just how much this victory meant to you. The joy in your eyes and the smile on your face was priceless. What a dream come true for you to have your precious daughters in your box watching on.

You are deserving of everything good in this life and I wish you the very best for the remainder of the year.

Respect & admiration always!