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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 | 04:01 PM
Dear Roger,

I know you will get into the final. Be careful out there though against Djokvic. He is dangerous! All these talk about Nadal, but maybe Novak is actually the one. I don't think he is mature mentally enough though. So work on that!

09/09/2007 | 03:57 PM
Congratulations on a straight sets victory over an in-form Davydenko, Roger.

Now only Djokovic stands between you and more astonishing achievements. You should have beaten him in Montreal, and while he'll be tough (assuming he doesn't have health issue
09/09/2007 | 03:55 PM
Great performance in semis...my congratulations!!!
Good luck for the final...it will be quite difficult, but you're the best of ever...be focused and believe in yourself...Djokovic is a powerful player, but you have something more...you have a special el
09/09/2007 | 03:54 PM
The Game plan against Roddick worked so good for you...please keep your composure....wait for the moment....don'r get carreid away by n. gimmics...someon who bounces the ball average 15-20 times...even more un-nerving the opponent...those subt
09/09/2007 | 03:51 PM
how wonderful..
best of luck...all the way...

see you later..

09/09/2007 | 03:49 PM
Go for it Roger ! Show this nigga who is the numer 1. I love u so much Rogie. I believe in you more then ever!!!U can do it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09/09/2007 | 03:49 PM
Dear Roger,
Believe in yourself and execute the game plan and victory is assured. A good start and winning the first set would make your life lot easier. Your fans all over the world are pulling for you.
Good luck.
09/09/2007 | 03:43 PM
not an inch we doubted u with djokovic....
he has just started his battle... but u, u are already an insitution in this sport

experience and a lot more of u, Roger, will be a leverage...
and we know u dont under estimate ur opponent no matter how n
09/09/2007 | 03:34 PM
Tonight is the event. can't wait to watch it!!!
09/09/2007 | 03:30 PM