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Roger to end year as world no. 1!

25.11.2009 | Tennis

It took Roger a moment to get going today, but when his engine was warm he showed a fantastic performance, defeating Andy Murray at the ATP World Tour Finals 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.

 

"It was a great atmosphere and I thought I played a great match," said Roger. "Andy was playing really well in that first set, I couldn't read his first serve and he made it very hard. When you are behind against the top players it's very difficult and I was a bit worried because I've lost so many three setters against him. But I picked up my game and when he dropped a bit, I took advantage.  It's given me real confidence for my next match."

 

Murray's weapon in the first set was clearly his serve, which proved just a bit too strong for Roger. But our champ kept his cool, waiting for his chance and then peaked when it mattered, winning the last six games in series!

 

Roger has not booked his semi-final spot quite yet, but is of course very close to doing so. But what is certain is that Roger will once again end the year as the world's number one player! His victory today earned him enough points to keep Nadal at a distance. Roger is only the third player in history - after Jimmy Connors and Pete Sampras - to begin the new season at the top of the ranking for a fifth time (Sampras' record stands at six!).

 
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11/26/2009 | 09:58 PM
tennistv.com has highlights of the number 1 ceremony but I think you have to pay to see it - you can try as a guest maybe it still works
11/26/2009 | 03:09 PM


I am the one and only
call me by my name
or by my number
You put me through it
I'll still be doing it
The way nobody
else, can do it

Who am I?
don't tell me
I know best
I'm not like all the rest
I'm the greatest

I am the one and only
11/26/2009 | 01:05 PM
Congratulations Roger, you're the best ever & forever~~ Good luck forever~~ cheers..
Iris
11/26/2009 | 11:58 AM
YOU DESERVE ALL THE BEST

GOD BLESS YOU
11/26/2009 | 08:35 AM
Awesome job, Rog :) You really wore out Murray at the 3rd set :) Good luck against del Potro Thursday!
11/26/2009 | 02:27 AM
Roger,
It is great to see you will finish the season where you belong #1. You are the best. Wishing you and your family the best as always.
11/25/2009 | 10:16 PM
THANK YOU FOR BEATING MURRAY!!!!!!!!!!

HEAD TO HEAD GETS CLOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/25/2009 | 08:53 PM
It is amazing, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Number 1 again.
You get married with an adorable Mirka.
You have your girls. What more?
The life is just, and you deserve all.
Keep it.
Cecilia
11/25/2009 | 06:58 PM
What a game. :)
11/25/2009 | 06:56 PM
Congratulations Roger Sant sure you played a great tournament to win God bless you for your fantastic game
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