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Roger reaches the final!

08.06.2007 | Tennis

Roger is just one step away! He reached his eighth straight Grand Slam final today with a hard-fought 7-5, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (7) win over fourth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko at the French Open.

 

"It was one of the toughest matches I have ever played,” Roger said after his ninth victory in series against Davydenko. “It was very close and I could just as well have lost in three sets. I am extremely happy with this result.”

 

Roger is hoping to win a first Roland Garros title to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win the Grand Slam – four consecutive grand slam titles – a feat he acknowledged "would boost my career in an incredible way". Should Nadal win his semi-final it would certainly be the match of the year because of the stakes.

 

"If [Federer] wins the French Open, he'll be the greatest player of all time," said John McEnroe, who knows how much frustration clay can cause. McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors, Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg are among the grand slam champions who never won the French Open.

 

In beating Davydenko, Roger has reached his eighth consecutive major final, breaking the record he shared with Jack Crawford (1933-34). He has won 27 consecutive grand slam matches, three shy of the record Laver set in 1969-70. Roger’s last loss was the one to Nadal last year.

 

Way to go, Roger!

 

 
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06/10/2007 | 06:58 PM
Right now I'm goning to hate this forum! Is Mr. Federer good for you only when he is wining?! What a kind of fans you are?!
06/10/2007 | 06:51 PM
Roger, I do suggest you invite Guga or his coach to be your adviser for Clay Season.
Guga's one-hand backhand is really powerful on clay, no matter facing whom. So it's possible for you to get some tips from him.
hug~ never mind about the result!
YOU A
06/10/2007 | 06:50 PM
YESSSS!!! I knew Nadal could do it!!! He`s just better than Roger on clay, no one can deny that. Fantastic match from the spaniard, playing really concentrated the important points, that was the key.

Im afraid Roger will never win Roland Garros as long
06/10/2007 | 06:50 PM
Roger, I do suggest you invite Guga or his coach to be your adviser for Clay Season.
Guga is one-hand backhand is really powerful on clay, no matter facing whom. So it's possible for you to get some tips from him.
hug~ never mind about the result!
YOU
06/10/2007 | 06:45 PM
You did it again in the worth scenario than year before. It wa all in your hands and you show everybody that you are impotent, a looser. You made happy nadal's fans, not us who were with you all the time. You have to much respect and did not fulfill whate
06/10/2007 | 06:40 PM
Great Rogerer,

You missed your chances today. Sorry, but in my opinion you will never be the greatest player if you do not win Roland Garros, never, do not mind what others say. Pete was the greatest player because he has the biggest number of slams ti
06/10/2007 | 06:15 PM
Roger
Never give up...!
06/10/2007 | 06:08 PM
what a surprise. Federer is losing to nadal. he gets to much credit for his play. You guys are fanatics and need a life. Federer can still win but he needs to step it up or nadal needs to go down a level. I believe but he has only converted only 1 out of
06/10/2007 | 05:59 PM
It's starting to go the same way again. That really hurts your fans. But thanks for trying anyway. no matter what.
06/10/2007 | 05:08 PM
The comments from cesardba are really stupid. "Fed you didn't follow my advice". Like he needs your advice when you've never even touched a raquet before. Did you ever think he was nervous the first set?????
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