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12th Grand Slam title!

10.09.2007 | Tennis

Roger won his fourth consecutive US Open championship and 12th overall Grand Slam title today! He defeated Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 at the National Tennis Center in New York and is now only two Grand Slam titles short of Pete Sampras's all-time record.


"Of course it's great to have been able to capture this title once again. I was rather nervous before the final and I know that Novak plays excellent tennis," Roger said after his victory. "It is the largest stadium in the world and also the hardest to win in. Right now I'm just glad it's over and I can party with my team, go to bed and rest for a few days."


The 20-year-old Djokovic, appearing in the final of a major for the first time, was unable to convert seven set points over the first two sets. Roger won the title on his second match point.


Roger is the first man to win four straight US Open titles since professional players were admitted to the tournament in 1968, the start of the Open Era. Bill Tilden won the event six years in a row from 1920-25.


Enjoy the party, Roger!


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09/11/2007 | 09:53 AM
You're my hero Roger. No one can be like you in this moment. Another time you've proved at entire world why you're n°1. I love u Roger.

09/11/2007 | 09:31 AM
congrats for being #1 again in 2007 race!
09/11/2007 | 09:23 AM
A composed performance under pressure. Also great play and credit to Djokovic..... and Rog well I guess we can say you're Simply the Best!!
09/11/2007 | 08:54 AM
I recorded the match and watched it again last night. I'm dumbfounded how you manage to have won the 1st and 2nd sets. When Noval was serving for the 1st set and you were 0-40 down and still won on a hardcourt is just beyond a miracle and only a genius li
09/11/2007 | 08:48 AM
CONGRATULATIONS ROGER!!!!!! I was there at Arthur Ashe stadium and it was a fantastic match. I enjoyed it immensely and it was electrifying to see you win.
May you continue your great tennis. You are a wizard. Pragito
09/11/2007 | 08:46 AM
there was never a doubt in our minds that you would win. even after the canas & volandri victories, & knowing that the psychology of your opponents would start to get to you -- we believed, especially during the slams, that you'd prevail. your record & ex
09/11/2007 | 08:45 AM
i woke up at 1:30 am just to watch your match, in the dark, only me happy and excited, sometimes i just wanted to cry, you know, because you are so fantastic. everytime watching u play tennis, i know what makes me so proud of u, i love u, federer
09/11/2007 | 08:29 AM
Dear Roger,

Do you ever read these comments? Maybe now that you have time to relax!
In the Fan Zone, under Ask Roger, you asked one question to your fans: why do you support me and why are you my fan?

As one of your most loyal fans I'd like to an
09/11/2007 | 08:28 AM
when you win a Slam, then you can give Roger lessons, until then, please dont embarrass your self!
09/11/2007 | 08:23 AM
Great job, Roger. Keep going till you have no more mountains to scale.

Best wishes,