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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 | 02:39 PM
Roger,

Congratulations.
You are the best.

11/25/2009 | 02:34 PM
CONGRATULATIONS. great match.!!great winner. Es mi deseo que juegues el mejor tenis que puedas, en el encuentro con Del Potro y siempre. Vamos que llegarás invicto a la final.Whit love from Villa María.cba. arg.,
11/25/2009 | 02:34 PM
Congratualations!!!! Keep this momentum to the next new year.
11/25/2009 | 02:34 PM
Roger I rushed home yesterday to see your match and was knew I was in for a long afternoon. I was sure that once you found your range that you would be able to beat Murray. You took your time and never gave up and that is the best thing. The shots will co
11/25/2009 | 02:28 PM
Congratulations!!!!!
You are definetely the world N1 in Tennis!
The young folks have to wait a lot to take your place! ;)
11/25/2009 | 02:21 PM
GOOOOOOOOOO ROGER!!! :)))))))))))
11/25/2009 | 02:20 PM
Congratulations on regaining #1. I am so proud of you and how you never gave up this year, never stopped trying, never gave in. You really deserved this Roger and it couldn't have happened to a more wonderful player and person.

Can't wait to see you
11/25/2009 | 02:20 PM
You are the best Roger!
Well done!
11/25/2009 | 02:19 PM
Well done Roger!
I got a black "RF" cap and I'm wearing it all the time :)
11/25/2009 | 02:15 PM
hey its cool you are the number 1