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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 | 01:48 AM
WOOHOO!!!
He did it!!!! He really did it!
I'll post my comments when the thread changes and the webpage is not so slow to load.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ROGER!!! WINNER AND STILL CHAMP.
09/09/2008 | 01:46 AM
beautiful to my heart to feel your joy. how beautiful to be part of it Roger.
09/09/2008 | 01:41 AM
beautiful to my heart to feel your joy. how beautiful to be part of it Roger.
09/09/2008 | 01:40 AM
Hi Guys, We got it guys. Roger Federer got what he deserved this year after coming through a very rough and tough time. I am really happy for him and you guys.

We all stuck together everytime eventhough we had some differences in our oppinions. Now n p
09/09/2008 | 01:40 AM
CONGRATULATIONSS!!!
CONGRATULATIONSS!!!
CONGRATULATIONSS 5TH CONSECUTIVE US OPEN CHAMPION AND 13TH GRAND SLAMS OWNER DEAREST ROGER!!
I'M VERY VERY VERY HAPPY AND CAN'T FIND WORDS TO DESCRIBE MY FEELING.
YOU ARE THE GREATEST !!!
ENJOY YOUR INCREDIBLE
09/09/2008 | 01:40 AM
CONGRATULATIONSS!!!
CONGRATULATIONSS!!!
CONGRATULATIONSS 5TH CONSECUTIVE US OPEN CHAMPION AND 13TH GRAND SLAMS OWNER DEAREST ROGER!!
I'M VERY VERY VERY HAPPY AND CAN'T FIND WORDS TO DESCRIBE MY FEELING.
YOU ARE THE GREATEST !!!
ENJOY YOUR INCREDIBLE
09/09/2008 | 01:36 AM
We're proud of you...Dear Roger
Congratulation....Keep it's for you for ever
Smile...Smile make your happy
Great job
from your fun club
09/09/2008 | 01:36 AM
Roger finally did it, thank God, he will now have to regain his strength and the respect that he deserves. Congrats Roger, I have always known that you will come back and that you could do it. It was quite easy for you and Andy hardly put up a fight espec
09/09/2008 | 01:33 AM
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!

ROGER WON THE US OPEN :)). THE KING HAS RETURNED!!!!!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHINING BRILLIANTLY AGAIN :)). YOU ARE THE BEST EVER!!!!!
09/09/2008 | 01:32 AM
Roger,

You are definitely BACK. and You are UNSTOPPABLE!!! WoW!!!

I am so happy! 5 US Open title in a row! What an experience. And I believe this is very important to you for many obvious reasons. Keep it going rog. Now that your confidence is bac
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