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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 | 08:04 PM
Carino il doppi completo... di mattina blu e bianco e di sera nero.. ;)
Congratulations, ottima semi finale.. ora un grosso in bocca al lupo per la finale, e mi raccomando.. sai che puoi battere Novak, ma è un osso duro... non distrarti, non mollare.. e
09/09/2007 | 08:01 PM
Congraulations Roger. I anxiously await today's match. Good luck.
09/09/2007 | 07:58 PM
Keep going Federer I wish you The pest .
09/09/2007 | 07:47 PM
Dear Roger!
You are the best, God bless you today! Go for your 12th GS title! COME ON!!!
09/09/2007 | 07:27 PM
Dear Roger,
This today's match will be a difficult final, you know, but you also know that YOU ARE THE BEST! Don't let Djokovic believe he can win the trophy - it's yours!!! You are our Champion! Good luck, we are always beside you:))
09/09/2007 | 07:24 PM
Yesterday's SF match was the first time I can remember in a Grand Slam tournament that Roger actually seemed a little bored. I was really disappointed when Roger did not win Roland Garros 2006 or 2007, but now I think it is the only thing that is keeping
09/09/2007 | 07:24 PM
ROGER MY MAN! Good luck Novak is an amazing player; but you're Roger "GOD" Federer! Don't let his fiery passion to beat the best and get his first slam get to you. You deserve it. You are king! Good Luck Roger I'll be rooting for you as always!
09/09/2007 | 07:23 PM
Dear Roger,

In about or less than 3 hours, you'll face another challenge in your career. I know this is harder for you esp when everyone else expects a lot. But I know you will come through this victorious.

Your defeat in Montreal is just a preparat
09/09/2007 | 06:54 PM
good luck we're all behind you and we're supporting you...
we know you'll won it again....
gooooooood luck.
09/09/2007 | 06:52 PM
Well done Roger. Good luck against Djokovic.
Take care.
Love Joyce. X
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