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Sixth Grand Slam final in series

10.09.2006 | Tennis

Roger crushed Nikolay Davydenko 6-1 7-5 6-4 in the semi-final, looking for his third consecutive title at the US Open. He defeated the Russian seventh seed in 1hr 43min to become the first man in the Open era to reach six straight Grand Slam finals.

"I played a great first set and I thought I played really well today," said Roger. "Again in the final is a great feeling and it's great to be in the final of all four majors this year." He will certainly not have an easy task tomorrow as there will be several thousand spectators cheering for his opponent – Andy Roddick (USA/ 9).

He set the tone by breaking in the second game as he cruised through the first set in 22 minutes, keeping Davydenko off balance with a series of short, sliced backhands.  Davydenko recovered early breaks in the second and third sets, but it was not enough to stop Roger cruising through to tomorrow's (AEST) Sunday against ninth-seeded American Andy Roddick or another Russian, Mikhail Youzhny.

Davydenko had never beaten Roger in seven previous meetings, though he pushed him to a fourth-set tiebreak in their last match, in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. He was never allowed to find his rhythm as Roger varied the pace and angle of his attacks.

"In Australia, I had control from the baseline but today he was hitting too fast," said Davydenko. "Today was short points and he tried to hit faster. It's really different tennis. He's No.1. That's why I think he's winning everything, because he plays completely different."

Having reached his second grand slam semi-final, Davydenko said he is satisfied with his efforts. "Okay, I'm happy to be in the semi-finals. I am disappointed with my play, but not for losing."

 

 
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09/11/2006 | 01:13 AM
VAMOS ROGER...
MUCHA GENTE NUEVA EN LA PAGINA EH????
MUCHOS NUEVOS FANS???
BUENIIIISIMO
MIENTRAS MAS SEAMOS MEJOR!!!!!!!!!!!
09/11/2006 | 12:27 AM
Come on!!!Roger,I know you can do it.Especailly when you are inspired by your opponent's good performance.Now Andy is playing good,you should play better.I believe your best game is better than any others'.
09/11/2006 | 12:13 AM
ROGER ,

COME ON !! U CAN DO IT.... PLS SHOW YOUR TRUE COLOUR !!BEAT RODDICK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09/10/2006 | 11:16 PM
Dear Roger,

I am proud of u and I am sure that you will consecutively win this grand slam.. beat Roddick.. !! u can do it.. i am fully confidence to u..Good Luck to u

With love, Phyllisse
09/10/2006 | 10:51 PM
go roger!!!
good luck in the final!!!
god bless!!!
09/10/2006 | 10:49 PM
Go tiger go
09/10/2006 | 10:17 PM
You can do it Roger! You have the advantage of going onto the court confident that you can beat A-Rod!
You've played his best before, and you beat it. Now that he's back to it, it's re-living history!

I know you'll do it, the U.S. Open belongs to you
09/10/2006 | 09:40 PM
Good luck Roger. I hope you win the US Open today. It is 3:37am in Malaysia. All the best.
09/10/2006 | 09:40 PM

Woohooo!
Delighted to see Andy back in form...but GO GO GO ROGER!
Wishing you the very best of luck, treasure.
Love forever,
Daley xxx
09/10/2006 | 09:05 PM
Roger ich weiß nicht was ich sagen soll ich bin einfach überwältigt von dir und deinem Spiel! es sieht alles so einfach aus wenn du spielst wenn man dann selber auf dem platz steht is alles ganz anders ich frage mich jedes mal wie macht der das?!

Roge
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