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Title #6 just one step away!

04.07.2008 | Tennis

Roger took another big step towards his dream as he defeated Russia's Marat Safin 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-4 this afternoon, making his sixth consecutive Wimbledon final.

 

He will now face No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the final. He's aiming to better Björn Borg's open-era record of five straight titles from 1976-80 at the only grass-court Grand Slam. Borg watched Roger play from the Royal Box today on Centre Court.

 

"It's great," Roger said. "Playing Safin is always a pleasure. Having the opportunity to win the final again means so much to me."

 

Roger once again played brilliantly and demonstrated his class. Although Safin served up predictably the biggest challenge to Roger's reign so far, the Russian still fell woefully short, hindered further by a series of unforced errors which blew his only chance in the second set tie-break. Roger made a lightning start and typically upped his game when it was necessary, leaving Safin shaking his head in bewilderment as Roger switched on cruise control to clinch his victory in just one hour and 41 minutes.

 

Our star's run at The Championships this year has been remarkable: he has gone 18 sets unbeaten in a row, and in the wider context of his matches on grass, he has now gone unbeaten for a consecutive 65. Roger has dedicated a moment of his time to the critics who doubted his form heading into the tournament.

 

So once again the two finalists are Roger and Rafael Nadal. It is the third consecutive time that they are playing each other in the last round in Wimbledon. Roger won in four sets in 2006 and in five in 2007. The match starts Sunday at 2 p.m. local time.

 

 
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07/06/2008 | 09:13 PM
Whatever the result be, i'm very convinced that Roger is the best of all in the history. I'm also very skeptical if Federer is human.
07/06/2008 | 09:12 PM
I have been concentrating so hard on sending positive energy To Roger! It is a hard job being a Roger’s fan as someone said before!

Now I know that my heart is strong, no need of any ECG test at the hospital! I hope I have enough voice left for the r
07/06/2008 | 09:12 PM
Dear Roger, we have faith in you. Stay calm and patient, and the title is yours!!!
07/06/2008 | 09:10 PM
***jaan***At this rate, I'll settle for Rogie winning. But, if I get both wishes, tant mieux!!!

***J-S-M***Yes, it must be so hard for Mirka to watch this torture session (of course, filled with joy as well). Roger's serve and forehands have been tru
07/06/2008 | 09:10 PM
FEDERER PLEASE KEEP YOUR SERVICES
PLEASE PLEASE STAY FOCUSED DEAR
07/06/2008 | 09:10 PM
FEDERER PLEASE KEEP YOUR SERVICES
PLEASE PLEASE STAY FOCUSED DEAR
07/06/2008 | 09:10 PM
FEDERER PLEASE KEEP YOUR SERVICES
PLEASE PLEASE STAY FOCUSED DEAR
07/06/2008 | 09:10 PM
FEDERER PLEASE KEEP YOUR SERVICES
PLEASE PLEASE STAY FOCUSED DEAR
07/06/2008 | 09:10 PM
FEDERER PLEASE KEEP YOUR SERVICES
PLEASE PLEASE STAY FOCUSED DEAR
07/06/2008 | 09:10 PM
*** whbarney*** I was praying non-stop, and also made my God Box. With all of us behind him, he MUST win.

*** Tilou and souji5 *** Thank you. I haven't been able to keep up with all the posts, as the site is so slow. ***souji5 - thanks for letting us k