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Roger stays the King of Queens!

09.09.2008 | Tennis

Roger won his fifth U.S. Open in a row by beating Andy Murray in the final today! The 6-2 7-5 6-2 victory put him one grand slam crown away from matching the record total collected by American Pete Sampras.

 

"This is a very special moment in my career," said Roger after his victory. "I had a couple of tough Slams this year, including that epic at Wimbledon. To take this one home is incredible. It means the world to me."

 

He powered up his huge game for the first Monday final in New York in 21 years, delayed a day after torrential rain scuttled the weekend schedule. He avenged two defeats against Murray, who would have become the first Briton to win the US tournament since Fred Perry in 1936.

 

"Andy's gone great the past couple of weeks," Roger said. 'We'll see more of him in the future.' Roger took the first two sets and then kicked in his afterburners with two breaks of the Scot to love in the third set, 4-0. He was broken while serving for victory leading 5-1 but put things right a game later on his second match point, as he wrong- footed Murray before falling to his knees in celebration of the reassuring victory.

 

Roger is the first man to win five successive titles at two different Grand Slams, just ended his streak this year at Wimbledon. He improved his Grand Slam finals record to 13-4. The match was his 34th straight win at Flushing Meadows, where he is now 45-4 lifetime.

 
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09/23/2008 | 05:01 AM
Hearty Congratulations Roger!
09/23/2008 | 03:43 AM
Dear Roger,

Before they omit this USO article, I want to thank you again for winning your 2008 GS title in my country. No telling how many fans you have here. I personally run into many who think you are the best tennis player and nicest athlete they
09/22/2008 | 09:49 AM
Dear Roger,

Have wanted to say well done and thank you for ages, but was without internet access for two weeks!

Saw your semis in the States whilst having a royally crappy time, and it was wonderful.

Thank you so much for helping me out. I know i
09/21/2008 | 06:18 PM
hai federer hhiiii like you soooooooooo muchhhhhhhhhhh
09/21/2008 | 05:38 PM
i loveee u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....u re daa GREATEST GREATEST playa everrrrrrrrrrrrrr!.....
09/21/2008 | 05:38 PM
i loveee u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....u re daa GREATEST GREATEST playa everrrrrrrrrrrrrr!.....
09/21/2008 | 03:57 AM
God bless you beautiful person and tennis champion.
09/21/2008 | 12:45 AM
Hola Roger, fantástico triunfo!!! te quiero!!!
you are the best!!!
09/20/2008 | 06:07 PM
I am hard core Roger fan and echoing one of roger fan.
What a sensational win! This trophy means so much to both you and us as your fans! Well done, Roger! I guess this year has been struggling for you but now you have shown the whole world that you are
09/19/2008 | 10:40 PM
Congrats!!!!!!!Roger....YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!Can't wait for Australian Open.... it will be number 14...
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