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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 | 01:32 PM
Well done Roger! Unbelievably amazing!
09/09/2007 | 01:30 PM
well done making the finals again Roger, i'm sure your best tennis is kept to beat Djork... good luck in the finals
09/09/2007 | 01:27 PM
Good Luck today Roger!
I will cross my fingers for You!
09/09/2007 | 01:21 PM
Keep closing from ur new record " more than 14 trophies" .. Beat him in return !
09/09/2007 | 01:16 PM
You're the BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good luck , and remember . . . YOU CAN IF YOU WANT >>>>
09/09/2007 | 01:16 PM
You're the BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good luck , and remember . . . YOU CAN IF YOU WANT >>>>
09/09/2007 | 01:13 PM
I really really hope tat u win the open..
i have been waitin 4 dis since wimby..
hope u win it since this is mean the time is nice 4 me 2 (i have noticed the luck factor in r cases is the same way..)
all the best!!!
09/09/2007 | 01:10 PM
Congratulations Roger. You are the champion, now just go and finish the job off. I want to see you on the winner's podium, with the glorious smile and even a few tears, but holding your 4th trophy proudly aloft. Take care, be happy and roar Lion King.
09/09/2007 | 12:53 PM
Victory is waiting for you! Good luck in the final match and do your best.

with love
09/09/2007 | 12:51 PM
sorry roger may be im the last person to congratulate u......anyway many many many congrats to u....God i don't know but i was very nervous but always have faith in u my master :-D
now its Djoko here and i really want u to show him that in the montreal h