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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 | 01:10 PM
Superb performance. Very convincing win against Murray. Great serve and tactic in the 2nd and 3rd set. It made my day!!! thanks. Congratulations for regaining the year no.1. You totally deserved it this year. Savor it as much as possible Roger, your great
11/25/2009 | 01:08 PM
***Dutchlady *** Joke P 11

Thank you for your very good match report--what a great thrill for you. All of one's worries/problems go into space when one watches Roger play LIVE do they not.

***Nochweiterroger**** P 19

Thank you also for your re
11/25/2009 | 01:07 PM
*Dutchlady* p.11 thanks for describing your first live Roger match and what it was like! I'm so envious! I really MUST see Roger play next year. I only started watching professional tennis regularly last year when I got the streaming on my computer and
11/25/2009 | 01:04 PM
Yessssssssssss!!!

Thanks Roger for the perfect night out last night at the O2! I finally got to see you play live - you are amazing on the TV but you are incredible to watch live, and you beat Murray into the bargain. Congrats on your win and on being
11/25/2009 | 01:03 PM
sound terrific roger,HUGE CONGRATS for being NUMBER 1..you deserved it ,nobody can DO IT coz we believe in YOU!!

godbless and goodluck on the next round!

knoll
11/25/2009 | 01:02 PM
Hello Roger
Wonderful win and congratulations on finishing the year as no1, where I might add you belong AND how nice it will be for us to have you as the no1 tennis player on the planet at the 2010 AO.
Today so many of your shots were phenomenal-- too
11/25/2009 | 12:55 PM
ERES MAESTRO DE MAESTROS !!!!!

ROGER = PATRIMONIO DE LA HUMANIDAD

TE QUIERO !!!!!

SILVANA DE ARGENTINA
11/25/2009 | 12:54 PM
Congratulations Roger - thousands and thousands of fans are celebrating today that you will end the world as number one as you deserve. It was a thrilling heart-stopping match to watch last night. I lost reception in the third set and depended on the fa
11/25/2009 | 12:53 PM
congratulations roger & keep going
11/25/2009 | 12:53 PM
Well done, Roger! It was a great match!