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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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09/10/2006 | 05:11 PM
Hey,it is perfictly,even better when you win the finals.
Carry on and get it!
09/10/2006 | 04:35 PM
Hi Roger,

Congratulations on another final in a GS. We all know Andy has th ebiggest serve. So what? You have the best return and you are the best come offence or defence. Thrash him in front of the so called his home crowd.
Don't worry abt the 24000
09/10/2006 | 04:28 PM
Good luck for tonight Roger! You totally deserve a third consecutive us open title - will be cheering you on!
09/10/2006 | 04:21 PM
Good luck in the final Roger! You should have no problem reading Roddicks serve. You have dealt with the big servers in the past.
What ever the game plan is, I hope you see your third trophy, you are the greatest!
09/10/2006 | 04:20 PM
dearest roger,
Iam very proud of u roger, u have reached all the finals of the years but be careful against roddick for ur final match bcoz he is playing really well under the coaching of jimmy connors he is really in a good form,
09/10/2006 | 04:08 PM
Congratulations on reaching your fourth Grand Slam final this year. I hope you can keep up your excellent tennis game today and beat Roddick. It will be a tough match for sure, but I believe you will win this tournmant! Stay focused and believe in yoursel
09/10/2006 | 03:57 PM
Awesome Roger, congratulations again and good luck to the final. It will be super exciting!
09/10/2006 | 03:25 PM
Good luck Roger!!!

The title is so close to you now, you know you can do it!!
All the love in the world,
Love you,
Stephanie xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
09/10/2006 | 03:00 PM
Great result against Davydenko: now go out there and make some more tennis history. Love the new haircut!
09/10/2006 | 02:53 PM
Congratulations on reaching the final (again)!

Good match against Davydenko, and good luck and best wishes for the match against Roddick. =)