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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 | 09:16 PM
In every sport ,there is an athlete who is the greatest ever in their sport .In hockey ,gretsky ,in basketball it is jordan and tennis the one and only ,the best ever roger.Congratulations champion ,i wish u the best .Again you showed the world your great
09/12/2006 | 09:11 PM
You are the best Roger..!
Bye bye!!
09/12/2006 | 08:41 PM
Sigues haciendo historia. Creo que vas por algo todavia mas grande.

Un fuertisimo abrazo y besos

Carmen desde Medellin Colombia
09/12/2006 | 08:09 PM
Dear Roger,

First of all, can I just say how amazing you are? It's hard to find words just to express the extent of your amazing-ness. It's completely incomprehensible.

I can't even begin to tell you how happy I was to see you win the U.S. Open!!! I
09/12/2006 | 07:56 PM
Grazie Roger per il bellissimo spettacolo che ci hai dato domenica notte, come sempre sai tenerci col fiato sospeso per un po' per poi deliziarci con degli scambi impossibili e magari con una tranquilla eleganza da far sembrare il tennis così semplice.
09/12/2006 | 07:51 PM
Well done Rog!
You were fab!
Good luck in Australia!
ali and papa xxxxx
09/12/2006 | 07:30 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations! What can I say more than this? You played fantastic! You did a great job! We are all happy and proud of you!

Well... you should be proud of yourself too! I mean.. you're the only one who really knows how it is to play a
09/12/2006 | 07:01 PM
Congratulations on your 3rd US Open Roger!!! I always knew you could do it!!! Your tennis is awe-inducing and so inspiring.
09/12/2006 | 06:58 PM
Thanks, Roger, for the inspiration you gave us. You are not only a role model for tennis players around the world, but for all young people who wish to excell in their own endeavors.
Congratulations on the triple-double, and wish you make more history in
09/12/2006 | 06:39 PM
CONGRATS ROGER!!! We're all soooo proud of you!!!!