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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 | 03:03 PM
Congratulations Roger!!! You are always No. 1 in my heart, a fantastic match against Murray, what a good come back. Wish you have another great year in 2010!
11/25/2009 | 03:01 PM
Roger, the best!
Roger, the number one!
Roger, the best number one!
We love you forever.
11/25/2009 | 03:00 PM
I am so proud of you!
11/25/2009 | 02:56 PM
go roger
no 1 for the world records
and for ever at our hearts
allez and hopp
aleka
11/25/2009 | 02:52 PM
we're so proud of you roger!!! just keep on doing great and burning our hearts with pride..

we love you!!! as always! Godspeed!
11/25/2009 | 02:51 PM
Amazing, Roger! I am so happy for you. CONGRATS!
You are true #1 now and forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/25/2009 | 02:45 PM
well done roger...... you are the number one, it will be your championship....i know it
11/25/2009 | 02:45 PM
Congratulations on finishing 2009 as #1. What a great way to start in 2010 !!! Tough win over Andy Murray, but he is a great player and this was to be expected. Good Luck the rest of the tournament. ALWAYS #1 in the hearts of you fans !! Be healthy a
11/25/2009 | 02:43 PM
Congratulations Rog! It's amazing!
11/25/2009 | 02:42 PM
Way to go Roger you deserve it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!