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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 | 10:35 PM
I wish you all the best for the upcoming match, roger!
06/09/2007 | 10:27 PM
Well, Roger... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! YOU'RE IN THE FINALS!!!!

First of all, sorry for posting too late... I watched your match yesterday, I was right here supporting you and you really did a great match. Davydenko played very well, but you showed who he
06/09/2007 | 10:04 PM
Roger,the all tennis world will be with you tomorow,we will be with you.You are the best of all times.What ever happends we are with you.

YOUR FAN FOREVER

Almica
06/09/2007 | 09:55 PM
Our positive thoughts are with you. Keep flying the flag for beautiful classic tennis. You know you can do it - we know you can do it! Emulate the tactics of all those big cats and become the Lion King on the court. Congrats also on breaking Jack Craw
06/09/2007 | 09:46 PM
Reading other fans comments I saw a message from a Spanish, fan of Nadal who said a lot of ugly things about my champion. That message is on page 18 and it must be delete!!!!!!!!
He registered today only to say bad things before the finale but all that
06/09/2007 | 09:34 PM
HI MY DEAR ROGER****

THE MATCH Vs DAVIDENKO WAS A GOOD TEST, AND NOW, PLAY HOW ONLY YOU KNOW TO DO.
PLEASE KEEP FOCUSED AND CALM, CONFIDENT, AND REMEMBER " FAITH" IN YOU.

GO ROGI, ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!
SUCCESS IN THIS CHALLENGE, YOU CAN DO IT!!
06/09/2007 | 09:33 PM
Roger!
take together all your strenght, game abilities, willpower, don't look back, don't anlyse too much, just play your game and you will win!!! You are the great, show everybody what you have got!we all know you have got a lot!!
USE IT!!!
keep my
06/09/2007 | 09:31 PM



FORGET ABOUT IT ROGER! YOU HAVE PROVED TO ME AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT YOU ARE A SUPERB COACH, YOU PROBABLY KNOW WHAT IT IS THAT YOU NEED TO DO OUT THERE TO BEAT THIS GUY, THERE IS ONLY ONE THING IM GOING TO ADD TO THAT THOUGH, GET ON HIS CASE FROM THE
06/09/2007 | 09:23 PM
Dear Roger,
Good luck tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At Hamburg you demonstrated to youself that you can beat Nadal on clay too and that the French Open can be yours. There you won against him and I don't know why you'll can't here.
I'
06/09/2007 | 08:59 PM
Hi Roger!

We're definitely cheering for you to win the final!!!!! I hope you manage to keep your consistency throughout the match and VIEL GLüCK! :)

Lots of love,
Kikko xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx