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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 | 03:30 PM
Way to go Roger!Congratulations!you played really well.best of luck for the rest of the tournament and congrats for ending the season as no.1..it's a great news!:D
Keep Going!
Cheers!:)
11/25/2009 | 03:30 PM
Great match yesterday, and congratulations on securing the number one spot! Very best of luck against Del Potro!
11/25/2009 | 03:26 PM
congrat roger well done...now win the tournament.we love you
11/25/2009 | 03:24 PM
brilliant
keep on champ
this tornement is Youtr's :D:D
11/25/2009 | 03:18 PM
Roger!!!! I'm so happy for you!!!!
11/25/2009 | 03:09 PM
Well done Roger! :)
11/25/2009 | 03:07 PM
Congratulations on your brilliant win and your no:1 spot! Enjoy rest of the Tour Finals!
Best wishes to you and your family.
11/25/2009 | 03:05 PM
roger maravilha
11/25/2009 | 03:04 PM
Common Roger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You are THE INVINCIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/25/2009 | 03:04 PM
Fantastic display Roger. What a joy it is to see you in full flow. Thank you for the most beautiful tennis anyone is ever likely to see.

You laid down the marker from the start, and although it took you a few games to get going, once you found your ran