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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 | 08:24 PM
Congratulations, Roger! You're GREAT!
11/08/2010 | 08:19 PM
ROOOOO HELLO, CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BEAUTIFUL TENNIS WEEK TO ENJOY AND A titles. GIRLS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND MIRKA. WISH YOU ALL THE BEST IN PARIS. KISSES I LOVE YOU. ROSI DE ARGENTINA
11/08/2010 | 08:18 PM
Congratulations Roger !
It was a fantastic week and you deserve this trophy !
Good luck for Paris and for the ATP finals !
11/08/2010 | 08:13 PM
I can't comment till now.Congratulations for the match.
11/08/2010 | 07:30 PM
Finally I can write a comment! Congratulations Roger!!! :)
11/08/2010 | 07:10 PM
Big Congrats Champ!!!

Not only for having a spectacular career as a tennis legend...but also for having a wonderful family,,,We love you! You are truly a great inspiration....KUDOS!!! <3
11/08/2010 | 07:10 PM
Big Congrats Champ!!!

Not only for having a spectacular career as a tennis legend...but also for having a wonderful family,,,We love you! You are truly a great inspiration....KUDOS!!! <3
11/08/2010 | 06:17 PM
Hi Roger,

Finally, I am able to post a comment on this new and improved website. Congratulations for winning your hometown tournament after displaying such a high quality play during the entire last week and especially in the final match against Novak.
Next, Paris! Good luck and all the best to you and your family!
11/08/2010 | 06:11 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on your 65th career title! I am so happy for you! I thought you played superb tennis all week. What a treat to see your adorable daugthters at your trophy award ceremony! Lots of love and best wishes for your next tournament.
11/08/2010 | 05:49 PM
Dear Roger
Congratulations! Your win is peRFect! I enjoyed the match very mutch and my obly wish was that you win the trophie!! I'm sure you are the best player, and in your hometown it's marvelous to regain the title you deserve more than anyone else. I think you are right to chose to play Paris, why not if you feel like you can do it!
I wish you all the best in your first match and hope it'll be on Wednesday!
Good luck dearest Roger, Go, Roger, goooooooooo!
Love, Mimi