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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 | 01:17 AM
beautiful. and beautiful feeling to be part of your gladness. my heart's very glad. unbelievable and amazing performance. with very many amazing shots!!!! congratulate Roger!!!!! very big gladness. when i saw your gladness at the final point it was an ama
09/09/2008 | 01:16 AM
oh my god
god bless u roger i am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy 4 u.u deserve even more.
09/09/2008 | 01:14 AM
Oh my God I am flying now thanks God thanks God congratulation Roger congratulation Roger's fans I am about to cry now thank you so much

with love
Aiso
09/09/2008 | 01:14 AM
Hurrah! YES! We WIN it !

Yessss Roger win the 13th GS after a lot of such obstacles!

Great Joy for this Year !!! That's enough for me... one grand slam.

From Montreal
09/09/2008 | 01:13 AM
ROGERHOLICS!! I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

Roger Federer - TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE...
09/09/2008 | 01:12 AM
Oh my God I am flying now thanks God thanks God congratulation Roger congratulation Roger's fans I am about to cry now thank you so much

with love
Aiso
09/09/2008 | 01:11 AM
Three GS Finals and a joyous ending!!!

Yatta-a-ah!!!

Roger, the greatest ever player.

Finally Epstein Barr viruses are fading away.

Bravo, bravo, bravissimo!!!

Love forever,
takeko
09/09/2008 | 01:11 AM
WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW,congeraltion Roger,i'm so happey know ,you took 13 Grand Slam is very Nice.

Good Luck Roger we like you always
09/09/2008 | 01:10 AM
great morning for RF fans here in Singapore....
after all we stand by him all year...
after all we love him so much...
after all he is the true champion...

- reinstated proud
no 13 in the bag
09/09/2008 | 01:10 AM
Celebration time now! Love your dance to the camera, kiss kiss now, welcome back to the place where u belong.

Love always!!!