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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 | 02:35 PM
just keep going fedy...
u can win the final and take reveng of Djokovec
good luck in your final match..
09/09/2007 | 02:35 PM
I was your bigest fun!! But things change!
I wish you to lose tonight! If I can I'll do copy-paste of Montreal. But don't worry I won't but NOLE WILL!!
Bye bye federer, your time is passing. . .
09/09/2007 | 02:29 PM
09/09/2007 | 02:23 PM
Good luck and I believe you will win in the final. Always support you.
09/09/2007 | 02:15 PM
Roger, i don't know...Djokovic is soo good.Has a good slice, backhand. is good. But i know you will win this tournament too. You are the king. Our king!!
09/09/2007 | 02:09 PM
Dearest FEDGI,
I believe u have known by now all the trick Djerk'll pull on u in USO final. Only you know how to handle such poor sport like Djerk better than anyone. U see, he's already spreading news that he's having a headache, so he's not 100% fit
09/09/2007 | 02:04 PM
Good luck to you Roger , bring us us open 2007 trophy
09/09/2007 | 02:00 PM
hi roger god bless u, just concentrate and try to never lose your serve u will win hero your fan always with whatever & we all pray for u
09/09/2007 | 01:51 PM
Be a champion Roger good luck more power.

12 gradslam f ever you win it this afternnon
14 masterseries
3 mastercup

Go Roger
09/09/2007 | 01:38 PM
congratulations roger it was a crazy match finnaly you won it. good lack in the final. i hope you will beat djokovic. i love you