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16th Grand Slam title!

31.01.2010 | Tennis

Roger showed a terrifc display against Andy Murray today, capturing his 4th Australian Open and 16th grand slam title 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(11).

 

"I'm over the moon at winning again. I think I played some of my best tennis again of my life these last two weeks," Roger said during the award ceremony. "So this obviously a very special moment sharing this with you guys. You get the best out of me."

 

Roger needed just two hours and 41 minutes to join Andre Agassi as the only man to capture four titles at the Australian Open (Agassi was also the last father to win a grand slam title - in Melbourne 2003). With a total of 16 grand slam titles, Roger is now two clear of Pete Sampras on the all-time grand-slam leaderboard. He will clearly remain on the number one spot for quite a few weeks to come!

 

It was clear right from the start that today's match would turn out a hard fight. Roger scored an early break, but had to accept his opponent breaking straight back. It was a tight moment from there, but Roger grabbed a decisive second break in the eighth game with a forehand winner before comfortably serving out the first set. The second set was clearly in Roger's hand, never giving away the lead he secured with a break. When Roger's intensity dropped slightly in the third set, Murray looked on the way of coming back. The Scotsman did not face a break point until he was serving to take the match into a fourth set, when Roger finally hit back with a break. Murray squandered five set points in the tension-filled breaker, and, opportunities lost for the Scot, Roger finally finished his tiring foe off on his third match point when the fifth seed netted a backhand.

 

 

 
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02/07/2010 | 10:07 PM
I thought I would help get to 100 pages cause. There truly is little left to be said for the greatness of the man and his tennis skills. I've only had the priveledge of watching Roger "live" once but am planning my holidays around his schedule as I hope t
02/07/2010 | 08:45 PM
I'm spechless. Congratulations champ!
02/07/2010 | 08:11 PM
Dear Roger,
Congartulations!!
It was amazing and so you are. I was too busy but I didn't forget to watch all the matches you played. it was crazy getting up at 3.30 am. though I enjoyed every bit of it.
looking forward to see you in Toronto.
Takecare
02/07/2010 | 07:13 PM
What can i say....thank you Roger. Thank you for all you have done in so many years of tennis. I love watching tennis because of you...really and very true.I dont know why. I wonder if i will be watching anymore tennis if you are not playing anymore...i d
02/07/2010 | 07:11 PM
Congratulations!!! :D
02/07/2010 | 06:02 PM
"Occationally, in a way that transcends nature, a single person is marvelously endowed by heaven with beauty, grace, and talent in such abundance that he leaves other men far behind, all his actions seem inspired, and indeed everything he does clearly com
02/07/2010 | 05:01 PM
lol 5 more pages 2 go!!!!!!!!! Cmon RF fans show Rog how much we love him!!!!! Keep postin......make it 100!!!!
Love ya evry1!!!!!!
02/07/2010 | 03:50 PM
A week ago, we were all jumping of joy....
and today, we are all jumping of joy !!!!!!!!!!
BRAVO ROGER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

02/07/2010 | 02:07 PM
I'm still over the moon after a whole week. I think I was lucky that last year I only went to Melbourne Park for the first week and Rog didn't win the final, but this year I was lucky enough to be there for the whole two weeks and could be able to see him
02/07/2010 | 02:07 PM
I'm still over the moon after a whole week. I think I was lucky that last year I only went to Melbourne Park for the first week and Rog didn't win the final, but this year I was lucky enough to be there for the whole two weeks and could be able to see him