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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 | 06:17 PM
GO for it , roger .

09/09/2007 | 06:15 PM
I belive in you,in your faith and victory!
09/09/2007 | 06:09 PM

The very best of luck to you in the Finals! Just go out and play your good tennis. Not to worry about breaking whatever records. Put them aside and do your best. It's always enjoyable watching you play. Will watch you at 4:30 am (HK time) h
09/09/2007 | 06:09 PM
Common Roger!!! I know that Djokovic has the capacity to beat you tonight but i remained confident that you will be able to manage and win your 12th grand slam final and our 4th consecutive at Flushing Madows !!
Good luck!! :-)
09/09/2007 | 06:02 PM
Hi Rog,
Another grandslam final and another trophy to carry home. Congratulations in advance!

Djoker-bitch..you suck!

09/09/2007 | 05:53 PM
This in in agreement of the fan "astarte" on page 5. Here comes Noavk.,with the boost he is getting by impersonating the other players...on Arttur Ashe stadium...Ridiculous....with laugh from the media.....not a single criticism of this theatrics on the c
09/09/2007 | 05:42 PM
Its mental toughness as well as physical....to reach 10th grand slam final.Your skills on the court is beyond imagination....
Take the tension off your mind,your demeanor On & Off the court...is amazing.Hope Novak will take something with him
09/09/2007 | 05:38 PM
I am very happy. It is really fantastic: 10 consecutive finals, yes, when you want you win, you demonstrated it yesterday, was at the precise moment that you accelerated, you returned to concentration , and you left a complicated situation.
I hope today
09/09/2007 | 05:33 PM
Dear Roger'
Congratulations..no surprises that u got into the finals.i m confident that the finals will be gr8 to watch..best of luck..keeping all my fingers crossed...

luv n luck
09/09/2007 | 05:24 PM
You are unbelievable Roger!!!! Thanks!!!