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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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06/09/2007 | 11:26 PM
Good luck Roger!

I saw on the "Best Damn Sports Show" that they put you in the top 5 best athletes in the world ... they almost got it right ... you are #1!
06/09/2007 | 11:24 PM
hi rog, schwer worte zu finden vor einem so großen moment. viel schwieriger allerdings danach. vermutlich unabhängig davon wie es ausgeht.

ich wünsch dir das du dein bestes tennis abrufen kannst und vorallem, dass du spaß hast morgen auf den court zu g
06/09/2007 | 11:19 PM
Congratulations Roger on breaking J Crawford's record.. Fantastic.. I am so pleased for you.

NOW.... THE FINAL OF ROLAND GARROS! We are all rooting for you and know that you CAN DO IT - remember Hamburg, remember to play YOUR GAME, take the fight TO
06/09/2007 | 11:12 PM
Go for it roger - everyone wants you to do this tomorrow! Best of luck always

Gaz
06/09/2007 | 11:09 PM
All the Best Roger !
06/09/2007 | 11:03 PM
Roger, i hope yu will be calm and in a good mood.be carefull, ok? i don`t know what to say. GOOOOOOOOOOOD LOOK! YOU ARE THE GREATEST!ANDRA
06/09/2007 | 10:54 PM
I wish Roger luck for the final. It is high time that someone achieved a Grand Slam, and nobody deserves it more than him.
06/09/2007 | 10:49 PM
Allez, Roger! You are a perfect player, and I'm sure you'll be lifting the trophy tomorrow. Just remember, attack, attack, attack. Nadal's gotta give at some point. And keep competing; this is your year!
06/09/2007 | 10:48 PM
We don't just believe -- WE KNOW you will win, and it KLAR that you do too. Our prayers are with you for "the grace and dancing feet" for you tomorrow -- to claim what is yours. Be unstoppable, Roger. You are better than he is. A and K
06/09/2007 | 10:38 PM
congrat's, good luck,tomorrow! i believe in you! you'll catch rafa! luvv u! x