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10th consecutive Grand Slam final

09.09.2007 | Tennis

Roger advanced to his record 10th consecutive Grand Slam final Saturday with a 7-5, 6-1, 7-5 victory over No. 4 Nikolay Davydenko at the US Open.

Our star improved his career record to 10-0 against the Russian and he will take a 26-match US Open winning streak into his fourth straight final against No. 3 Novak Djokovic, who beat No. 15 David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. Roger is trying to become the first player since Bill Tilden to win at least four straight US titles. Tilden captured six consecutive from 1920-25.

By reaching the final, Roger is one win away from tying Ivan Lendl's Open Era mark of 27 straight match wins from 1985-88. He is 11-2 in Grand Slam finals, losing only to rival Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros the last two years. He will attempt to move into second place with Roy Emerson on the all-time Grand Slam titles list and move within two of leader Pete Sampras.

Roger will be appearing in his sixth consecutive final (and ninth of the season) since a third round loss to Filippo Volandri at ATP Masters Series Rome on May 10. He is 5-3 in finals this year. He is 4-1 lifetime against Djokovic although he lost the last meeting in a third set tie-break in the Rogers Masters final in Montreal on Aug. 12. Roger has a 50-16 career record in finals and the only player to beat him more than once in a final is Nadal. The Spaniard has beaten Roger six times in a final (8-5 overall). Roger is also 14-2 in his career in North American finals.

 
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09/09/2007 | 10:27 PM
THE POWER OF YOUR VICTORY, NOW.....COME ON ROGER, WE ARE ALL WITH YOU WITH LOVE !!!!!!!
09/09/2007 | 09:53 PM
Good job Roger. I am anxiously awaiting to see the final game against Djokovic. I know you can win, just play aggressive and keep focussed, make sure your first serve goes well and very important, don't let him or the crown get under your skin. Good luck,
09/09/2007 | 09:50 PM
Good Luck Today !!
09/09/2007 | 09:10 PM
Come on Come on Come on!!!
Focused and destroy him...
09/09/2007 | 09:03 PM
FELICIDADES ROGER!!!

VAMOS, VAMOS, VAMOS!!! SE QUE TU PUEDES ROGER.

LE PIDO A DIOS TE ACOMPAÑE Y TE GUIE PARA QUE PUEDAS LOGRAR TU OBJETIVO. NADIE MAS QUE TU SE LO MERECE.

RECIBE TODO TODO MI CARIÑO Y MIS ORACIONES Y PETICIONES A DIOS PARA ESTE D
09/09/2007 | 08:41 PM
Well, Roger, after yesterday's "trial by wind," you've been tested by all the elements! We know you can win your 4th US Open! Good Luck, stay focused and - above all - believe in yourself. We do!

Penny
09/09/2007 | 08:36 PM
COME ON ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09/09/2007 | 08:36 PM
Good luck today Roger!
09/09/2007 | 08:34 PM
Dearest Roger,

Congratulations on your hard faught win against Davydenko!

I wish you all the luck in the world against Djokovic!

Love,

Sadhana
09/09/2007 | 08:31 PM
good luck against djokovic! you can do it and win your fourth us open title!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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