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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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09/12/2007 | 05:02 AM
CONGRATULATIONS! The slam #12 is a great number, but it's even better see you enjoing tennis!
09/12/2007 | 01:17 AM
Congratulations Roger on winning slam #12. :)
You have shown again and again why you are the number one tennis player in the world.
09/12/2007 | 12:28 AM
you are so awesome! My hero! I can't wait until you dominate in the Australian Open.
09/11/2007 | 09:20 PM
Congratulations Roger!
Please stay healthy and continue to bring joy to the lives of people who love tennis!
09/11/2007 | 09:07 PM
Congratulations, Roger. You're the best! I hope you have some much deserved rest time and come back even stronger in October. I'm looking forward to seeing you play in the indoor tournaments this fall. Thank you for another brilliant performance!
09/11/2007 | 08:15 PM
What a wonderful victory. Well done again Roger.
09/11/2007 | 08:05 PM
Next up,
I CAN"T WAIT!!!!!!
ALL the BEST of luck to you Roger!!!!!!
09/11/2007 | 06:59 PM
Roger, I`m a big fan of you and your tennis game.
Ofcourse, congratulations for 12th GS and I`m sure you`re not going to stop at this number. If there is god, you will win Roland Garos next year.
Stay healthy and stay No.1 for many more years!
09/11/2007 | 06:56 PM
gesh!!!!!!!!!!! i'm soooooooooo proud of youuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!

enjoy your party!!!!
09/11/2007 | 06:35 PM
Congratulations again and again and again!!! I knew you would pull it off. You were magnificent and you really showed what a true champion you are by being
so tough against those breakpoints and Djokovic's setpoints. It was such an exciting match ..