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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 | 06:50 PM
Roger - The US Open Championship belongs to you! Chase Djokovic right off the court. All best wishes for victory today. Go get 'em Champ!
09/09/2007 | 06:42 PM
Congratilations Roger
Good luck in The FINAL!!!
You an do it!!!
09/09/2007 | 06:36 PM
Congratulations Roger on reaching yet another GS final... great win over Davydenko.. altho you had me a little worried in that weird 3rd set! Can't wait for the match.. show Novk who's the boss! Will be watching and rooting for you as always.
09/09/2007 | 06:36 PM
This is a thanks to the curse spelt by "Noleee on P.1" : Djoke HAS ONLY 20 YEARS & he is 20 years old, so his time is up, man, be ready to get out & finish yourself, Djerk & Noleee.

Dearest FEDGI,
Just be your best self, your greatness will prevail e
09/09/2007 | 06:35 PM
Congratulations on a well fought match and for reaching your 10th consecutive GS final.
Good luck on your match later, keep up your incredible play...................congratulations in advance on your 12 GS title!!! YAY!!!
09/09/2007 | 06:33 PM
Hi again Rogi,

Well, that time has come once more and let me say congratulations on your victory over Davydenko. You played well but missed a lot of break chances and you cannot afford to do so with Djoko.

So as I have always said before... focus
09/09/2007 | 06:31 PM
Novak Djokovic nothing, Roger Federer all! =)
09/09/2007 | 06:27 PM

Good luck in the finals today :)
09/09/2007 | 06:27 PM
Congratulations Roger! =) Good luck!!!!
09/09/2007 | 06:24 PM
Conratulations roger,I hope u will raise your next us open tittle soon concentrate please against djokovic he is a very good player but you are the best man come on and defeat him.Its your chance man.Good luck.
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