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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 | 01:22 AM
eeee-Roger Federer just won the US OPEN for the 5th time in a row. Can you now say you were wrong about him?????We all tried to tell you but you wouldn't listen. Roger has spoken for us. We love him dearly and are all so happy to see this happen to him. I
09/09/2008 | 01:22 AM
Sweetest Roger!

May you taste the sweetness of this moment forever! You are talent on loan from God!

Love and hugs to you and Mirka!

K.Elle

P.S. Toasting you with Champange that was bought in hope of the RG title. Better 13 is on my home soi
09/09/2008 | 01:21 AM
Roger,

Congratulations for your 13th major. Better luck next year for you dear champion. You already did enough for this year winning the US Open. Continue improving your game and you will be able to take Rafa, even on clay courts. God bless you.

Wi
09/09/2008 | 01:21 AM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!this will shut others mouth now!!!!!YEAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!13 grand slam!!!WOW!!!!
09/09/2008 | 01:20 AM
At the NY sunset you’re deserving the USO trophy!
The sun will never SET in your life! Congratulations!!!
GREAT, GREAT... WONDERFUL!
09/09/2008 | 01:20 AM
Yahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! You did it Roger, you are simply the bes
09/09/2008 | 01:20 AM
Yahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! You did it Roger, you are simply the best
09/09/2008 | 01:20 AM
Yahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! You did it Roger, you are simply the best
09/09/2008 | 01:20 AM
Yahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! You did it Roger, you are simply the best
09/09/2008 | 01:17 AM
Fans,

I love this man! I love his tennis! I love that he is going to lift the trophy in a minute! Harmony has been restored to the tennis world!

MC