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06.09.2008 | Tennis

Roger will play the final of the US Open for the fifth consecutive time! He defeated Serbian Novak Djokovic 6-3 5-7 7-5 6-2.

 

In a match that was a repeat of last year's final, our champ hammered 20 aces in his best performance of the tournament to set up a final against either world number one Rafael Nadal or British sixth seed Andy Murray. "I am so excited to be back in the final again," Roger said in a courtside interview. "I've worked hard all season to do well in the big ones. (To win) here at the Open would mean a hell of a lot to me."

 

Chasing his first grand slam title of the year but 13th overall, Roger played an almost perfect opening set. Third seed Djokovic, who beat Roger on his way to his first grand slam title at the Australian Open in January, looked flat early on but lifted his game to move ahead 4-1 in the second set. Roger hit back to be on even terms at 4-4 but Djokovic broke in the 12th game to level the match. In the end, Roger won a tight service game to lead 4-2, he broke again in the next game before clinching victory with a forehand winner.

 

Should Roger play Nadal, it would be their third straight meeting in a grand slam final, with the Spaniard having won both at the French Open and Wimbledon.

 

"Who do I prefer to play? I prefer the trophy, that's what I prefer," said Roger, who was deposed as world number one last month. "But I guess I would have to say Rafa because we've had such great battles over the year. Wimbledon was unbelievable so I hope we can have another one."

 
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09/09/2008 | 12:41 AM
LEADING 2-0 IN THE 3RD , DON'T YOU EVER DROP SERVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09/09/2008 | 12:40 AM
Murray is beginning to fade. Now Johnny Mac is talking nice about Federer. He had better is all I can say. Go Roger!!!!!!!
09/09/2008 | 12:40 AM
with much spin that it went to outside from the court unbelievable.
09/09/2008 | 12:39 AM
Whoa! Did you see that dropper?
09/09/2008 | 12:39 AM
that drop almost stucked in the hard court. don't have words.
09/09/2008 | 12:39 AM
Yes Yesssssssssssss
Wooooooooooooooooow
It is only one set away
Your fifth title and the trophy and 14th Grand slam
Go Roger
Go my dear
09/09/2008 | 12:37 AM
Carillo is still coming up with negative comments about Roger when he is up 2 sets!! Someone shoot her!
09/09/2008 | 12:36 AM
yess,yess,yess
bravo rogi
go,go,...
trophy is yours
09/09/2008 | 12:36 AM
Vamoooooooooooooosssssss!!

Just one more Rog! Yessss of course you can!
09/09/2008 | 12:36 AM
LET'S GO, ROGIE, LET'S GO!!!!

ROGERRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!

Thank you, God.