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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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09/12/2008 | 07:50 AM
I just wanted to congratulate you, Roger. You were amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!. I saw an interview where you were asked how your Spanish was or something like that, and your answer was "terrible that's the only language I can't speak" It would be just so exciting
09/12/2008 | 05:26 AM
Salut Roger,

It's been 3 days and the memory is still very fresh. I'm watching the match again, for the 5th time, and still smiling throughout.

Majestic, marvellous, magnificent, imperious Roger - what a fantastic result. I congratulate you again,
09/11/2008 | 11:33 PM
FAB CHAMP ROGER! Battle by battle you won the war! it was meant to be, your determination and Faith took you there, you're back in fighting mode, a true Warrior, I followed all your matches by whichever means available, now share in your celebrations and
09/11/2008 | 10:58 PM
Bravissimo. Sapevo non mi avresti deluso. Non c'è nessuno come te. Gioca sempre così ti prego. Voglio vedere Nadal ridotto in cenere dal tuo gioco che è vero tennis. Come On Rogeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
09/11/2008 | 09:59 PM
Roger,

I'm sorry that this comment is a bit late, but I want to congratulate you with your 13th grandslam. What a great achievement. Although I knew from the beginning of the match that you would prevail I couldn't look at the match all the time it was
09/11/2008 | 09:46 PM
WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
COME ON FORMER NUMBER ONE... COME ON
09/11/2008 | 09:15 PM
*** Himalaya (p 93),
Thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure to respond to your post. I always enjoy very much reading your posts.
09/11/2008 | 07:37 PM
Dearest Roger,

You made me cry with Your wonderful win, but the tears of joy were very-very sweet! Thank You for this unforgettable memory, our true Champion!

Love: Johanna
09/11/2008 | 07:32 PM
Hi Rog!
I'm really happy u got #13. And I totally agree with u. it wud really be terrible if u wud stop there. hahaha. i have dis feeling u'll get #14 in AO, #15 in French, #16 in Wimbledon and #17 in US Open next season. but b4 dat i'll cheer for u in s
09/11/2008 | 07:20 PM
THANKU VERY MUCH ROGER FOR MAKING ME SO HAPPY