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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 | 05:24 PM
Roger,
Good luck in the finale against Djokovic. He is an excellent player, but you are so much better. You do deserve to win this cup for the fourth time!!!
Bonne chance. I'll be glued to my TV set starting 5 pm, local time.
:)))
09/09/2007 | 04:56 PM
Good Luck Roger! Just enjoy, focus and play your incredible and beautifull tennis!
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GO CHAMP!!!
Going to GS#12!!!
09/09/2007 | 04:54 PM
Congratulations on your 10th consecutive GS final, dear Roger. What an impressive achievement.
Good luck for the final against Novak. Stay calm and concentrated and don't pay attention to his tricks on the court.
We believe in you :-)
09/09/2007 | 04:30 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!
And go in the final tomorrow!!!
C'mon!!!

Anna:)
09/09/2007 | 04:28 PM
Congraturation Roger
come on.you can done it.This is your match.No man can stop you.I so proud on you.Go to get the 12th Grand slam.
Good luck.I very sure you done it.
09/09/2007 | 04:27 PM
Hee Rog,

Great win over Davydenko!! Somehow i found it a strange match...break after break..it made me a little restless....I don't know why.
But hee it was so nice to see you smile again.
Now your in another great final...Djokovic is playing so good
09/09/2007 | 04:23 PM
Roger, we hope to see your "A" game again today and wish you a best-ever match to win the Cup once more. Novak's behaviour is the antithesis of all the reasons we love and admire you, though his tennis is good. He will pull his recurring medical time-outs
09/09/2007 | 04:22 PM
Roger, we hope to see your "A" game again today and wish you a best-ever match to win the Cup once more. Novak's behaviour is the antithesis of all the reasons we love and admire you, though his tennis is good. He will pull his recurring medical time-outs
09/09/2007 | 04:15 PM
I just want to wish you success today in your final. I am so looking forward to watching the match and cheering you on even if I can't be in NY. God bless you in your quest today Roger. No one deserves a win more than you. You are absolutely the best!!!!
09/09/2007 | 04:11 PM
Felicitaciones Roger, por lograr otra final, te deseo mucha suerte, y que logres otro US Open más, chao mi Campeón.
Mucha Suerte
Besoooooooooos.