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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 | 12:11 PM
My Congrats, Roger!!! It was a very tough match!!! But you played very good!!!
I wish you Good Luck today against Djokovic!! Show him how to play the best tennis!!!

Love,

Anna!!! :)
09/09/2007 | 12:09 PM
Ui, that third set was nerve-racking, but you didn't lose your temper, and in that last game, in that situation, you almost seemed supernatural. Congratulations and thank you; it was an exciting match!
Djokovic is in a great form and he'll be playing wit
09/09/2007 | 12:07 PM
congratulation roger !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i hope u wiil be at ur imperious best tomorrow and get 12 th gs title one step closer to pete sampras.
09/09/2007 | 12:02 PM
Hi Roger,
Nice going!!!
It is just a matter of time and you beat pete's record....

pieter
09/09/2007 | 11:52 AM
Hola Roger,

Gratulation zum Sieg gegen Dawydenko, es war wunderschön. Ich drücke Dir die Daumen für heute und ich hoffe, dass du diesmal gegen Djorkovic triumphieren wirst.
Mit freundlichen Grüssen,
Wolfgang
09/09/2007 | 11:52 AM
Congrats Rogi for making to the final!!!

I wish you all the luck in the world for final against "funy guy" Nole becouse he is going to challenge you for sure.You are aware the fact that you will have to bring your A game to beat him tonight,becouse he
09/09/2007 | 11:46 AM
Hi Roger.

Congratz man..u were incredible really against nikolay..but plz dont loose ur serve that often in Final..hope to see ur straight sets victory in final against serb.
09/09/2007 | 11:41 AM
Roger,

Best wish you to win the USO title!!

09/09/2007 | 11:25 AM
C'mon Roger!!!!
Kill Djokovic!
09/09/2007 | 11:10 AM
Dear Roger,
I never believe in you like I do during this 2 weeks, early of the year it is pain but you have show all of us how to get through all of that. So proud being one of your fan!!

All the best for today match.
Love always.