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Roger makes it nine!

11.09.2006 | Tennis

Roger controlled every facet of play in the final of the US Open, celebrating a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over Andy Roddick for his third major championship this year and ninth of his career.

Asked to rate his own play, Roger commented "It was absolutely fantastic. I have played great matches throughout the whole tournament." Tiger Woods was a guest in Roger's box, having promised to attend the match should Roger reach the final.

Roger is now the first man since Ivan Lendl in 1985-87 to win three consecutive U.S. Open titles - and the only man in tennis history (even before the open era) to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open back-to-back three years in a row.

And he did it in such impressive fashion, out-acing the big-serving Roddick 17-7 and compiling a 69-33 edge in winners. Roger won a stunning eight of the last nine games.

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09/12/2006 | 06:04 AM
felicidades por el triunfo . .
no se si vayas a revasar a pete, tus fans esperamos que asi sea . . pero algo claro es que eres el jugador mas completo de todos los tiempos .. the best ! . .
salu2 . . .
09/12/2006 | 06:02 AM
hey roger,
Congratulations!!! What a performance? You played beyond the imagination of the fans, especially in the final. You are the best of the best. No matter what the commentrators say about Nadal and you, You are the undisputed king o
09/12/2006 | 05:50 AM
You finally did it,Roger!
I can't think of anything to say except "congratulations"!!!
I'm so happy taht you enjoyed a absoulutely fantastic match with Andy and win three consecutive US Open.And also, I hope you can keep on working and achieve more.
09/12/2006 | 05:22 AM
Roger, you are great! If want to be the greatest tennis player in the history, YOU HAVE TO BEAT NADAL in French Open. I am sure you can do that in 2007.
09/12/2006 | 05:11 AM
Roger~you are the BEST!!!
I'm so proud of you!!!^_^
09/12/2006 | 05:07 AM
You are great man.
I'm proud of you.
09/12/2006 | 05:07 AM
CONGRATULATIONS !!!! i couldn't watch the match 'coz i was in the middle of moving to another town. i had a friend of mine give me updates while i was driving, and i was so excited when he told me you'd won. so happy for you !!!! God bless:) btw, it's
09/12/2006 | 04:49 AM
your true domination of the game has just started. :wink:
09/12/2006 | 03:43 AM
Dearest Roger,

I, along with your legions of fans, am sending out my warmest and biggest congratulations on your U.S. Open win.

Watching you play, especially in the fourth and final set, almost moved me to tears. Those moments felt so special, as I
09/12/2006 | 03:40 AM
Gracias por ser un ejemplo de perseverancia y constancia. Definitvamente, tu eres un ejemplo para la generación que nacimos en los ochenta y que hoy tenemos tu misma edad. Gracias a ti confiamos en que se puede ser grande en los que deseamos.