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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 | 06:26 AM
Avante Roger, vamos que esta taça é sua. Bjs Lizelotte
06/10/2007 | 05:43 AM
Congratulation Roger !
Keep your serve in best against Rafa
You'll win Roland Garros
06/10/2007 | 05:27 AM
VAMOS ROGELIO CARAJO ESTAMOS TODOS CON VOS, SOS EL MEJOR.
GO ROGER!
06/10/2007 | 05:04 AM
Calmness… Serenity… Concentration

ENJOY THE MOMENT


We all support you
God speed

06/10/2007 | 04:54 AM
Dear Roger,
This is it! This is the moment you've been waiting for! We'll support you all the way!!! God bless you on your match against Nadal. I know who's the better player. And that is YOU!!! My sister and I will continue to pray for you and we will a
06/10/2007 | 04:36 AM
Hi Doll,
Well, it's almost here, the big one.
I'm am so excited, I could just pop. It's about 7:30 pm (19:30) here and I have been celebrating your win tomorrow for about 2 weeks. I am going to stay up allnight in order to watch the Championship tomorr
06/10/2007 | 04:30 AM
Great Roger...and remember believe in u and play agressive as u did in hamburg, u can do it champ!!! Just stay focused and attack all the time, be condifent!

My best wishes roger i will be expecting your victory!!!!
06/10/2007 | 04:20 AM
Dear Roger,
Positive energy & white light from me! I watched my tapes of the Shanghai semi, Hamburg final, and Wimbledon final '06 past couple of days. It was great - you won all three. You have everything you need, I believe, within you. I'll be up e
06/10/2007 | 04:14 AM
Congratulations on another final, Roger!

We saw at Hamburg how you can handle Nadal. Condiitons are different on Chatrier but you know how to adjust and can beat him again.

Best wishes for another great match!
06/10/2007 | 03:52 AM
Dear Roger
You
You can do this!!!!
Take him on hard in the beginning.
Breathe
Soar and win!

a forever fan
Deb