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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 | 11:10 AM
That's the game Rog!!!! You play like an angel-I'm so proud on you! But be carefoul with Novak!!! Love you***mwa
09/09/2007 | 11:03 AM
Oh ye.......A great final. Congratulations for your 7/5;6/1;7/5 against Davydenko. Now you musst play much better than you play at Montreal and beat Djokovic. You musst be careful in the first game of the match because he don't play in a final of a grand
09/09/2007 | 10:46 AM
woooow ,Congratulations Roger we dream with the new Grand Slam title ......
09/09/2007 | 10:45 AM
Roger

Good luck in the final.

We all know you can do it.
Lots of love
XXXX
09/09/2007 | 10:45 AM
CONGRATULATIONS on a terrific US open.. I have every faith you can win against Djokovic tonight! I love watching you play, so graceful and athletic.. All the best...xxx
09/09/2007 | 10:40 AM
Cool lol
Great Roger,ur match was really good yesterday!!
Keep it goin for d final!!!
Good luck!
09/09/2007 | 10:39 AM
Youe are the best Roger and you GS title
09/09/2007 | 10:35 AM
Come on,Roger!!!
You can do it!!!!!!!!!!
I believe that a victory is already in your hands!!!
With love from Ukraine.
09/09/2007 | 10:34 AM
Congrats Roger.i am sure you will win ur 4th consecutive us open.........
09/09/2007 | 10:28 AM
I know we all want to say this but wont. so i will say it. KICK HIS FUCKIN ASS ROGER !! we want to see FIRE in ur eyes !! Show him how it is done !!