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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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11/25/2009 | 01:44 PM
congratulation for the ranking and for the fantastic match
11/25/2009 | 01:43 PM
congrats Roger, well done what an amazing year ,hope you end it by wining the masters cup...........BEST of luck
11/25/2009 | 01:43 PM
Congratulations Roger!! The last match was a great one and just keep going!!
11/25/2009 | 01:39 PM
Congratulations, Roger!
We fans are really happy for you as we know you've experienced a tough time to gain it again.Keep on going!
11/25/2009 | 01:38 PM
simply the best, better than all the rest!

Great stuff rog!
11/25/2009 | 01:38 PM
Beautiful game!
Congratulations!
Good luck in future games!!
With love Zuzana
11/25/2009 | 01:34 PM
Does anyone know where I can get Roger's 2010 schedule? I remember reading something about it being 18 tournaments but I don't know where to find it.
11/25/2009 | 01:20 PM
love you Roger !!!!


kelly / Griechenland
11/25/2009 | 01:15 PM
I just rewatched the highlights on tennistv.com - what a fantastic match. If Murray thinks it was all about his serve being off he is wrong. Both players put their all into the rallies and there were so many amazing points. And how great it is to see R
11/25/2009 | 01:14 PM
Great job Roger, you started really well but after the first game I got really worried. Andy got really pumped up and was cruising (by serving pretty well). Good for you and us fans that he could not maintain his rythym in the 3 set. But anyway this was a