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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 | 12:50 PM
Congratulations Roger on your 10th Grand Slam final! I think you can beat Djokovic if you stay focused and play your usual game. Novak is a great player and he had an amazing season, so you have to be very careful. But I'm not going to be very disappointe
09/09/2007 | 12:45 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on another grand slam final fantastic effort gettng there playing out of this world in every round i did think you some what played a bit to tentive yesterday when you had davydenko at 40-0 and 40-15 but seemed to play not a
09/09/2007 | 12:38 PM
Congrats Roger...
and good luck for the final...
09/09/2007 | 12:38 PM
Dear Roger
Show us how to get that win tonight, and show Djoke how to do it really, we are with you all the way to the top!
love and best Josh
09/09/2007 | 12:36 PM
Dear Roger,

It was really tough match, congratultions on your win!!!!!!
Good luck for the final, you will play again your best.
Please just relaxed play. You have all weapons to beat him as you know....
We all the fans are cheering you today.
Goooo
09/09/2007 | 12:34 PM
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09/09/2007 | 12:31 PM
complimenti per aver raggiunto la tua decima finale in uno slam consecutiva spero che oggi tu riesca a vincere ancora gli us open !!!
sei troppo forte
09/09/2007 | 12:24 PM
congratulations Roger
09/09/2007 | 12:22 PM
Make sure you don't lose your concentration in the Final.
09/09/2007 | 12:17 PM
Congratulations Roger!
10 Grand Slam finals that is amazing just saying it you have without a doubt the best and most beautiful to watch game in all tennis history.Good lucky on your final today.
Best wishes Stefan from Bulgaria