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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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02/11/2010 | 06:59 PM
Its called publicity ! Why press has so much faith on big mouth critics..

Recently, I read an article saying - John McEnroe now believes that Roger is the greatest of all time.

Its shame, McEnroe realizes it after so long.

Actually, I was totall
02/11/2010 | 06:20 PM
Ewww I hate Peter Bodo and his idiotic articles!!!!! Hez a moron really!!
" the only man who was able to win a title at Roland Garros during the Nadal era was Federer, but he was only able to do it with Nadal absent from the draw" .............this is wh
02/11/2010 | 06:08 PM
Come on, come on Baby now !!!!
Let´s post again, like we we did last summer,
Let´s post again, just for fun !!!

Come on Roger, Let´s do it again.
Dubai is waiting for your magic !!!
02/11/2010 | 05:17 PM
C'mon RF fans........Juz 2 more pages n we can make it century!!!!!! ;)
C'mon guys make it 100!!! Show Rog how much we love him!!! :D
GOOO PPL>>>
Love ya all!!!! :D
02/11/2010 | 04:44 PM
Great posts from bonzie, evelyna and himalaya, you all raise great points and I agree with you all.

Trying to get to page 100 is really getting everyone to dig deep to explain why we all love Roger and his game. He truly is the most pure tennis player
02/11/2010 | 04:00 PM
My hats off to roger on how did he manage to play with MONO in 2008? It is shame to all other opponents and critics that they were so CRUEL at Roger's health....

Here is the story of Mono..which is so difficult to overcome with..

I cited the story o
02/11/2010 | 12:03 PM
Bonzie****
Great post! Some media and the Nadal fans use the "injury" excuse to diminish Roger's achievement is utterly pathetic. And Nadal always claims he's "injured" whenever he loses has no sportsmanship at all. Nadal is not able to beat the top 10 p
02/11/2010 | 11:45 AM
Congratulations Roger! You're the best! I couldn't see the final as I was away but I watched a recording this week and you were amazing!! So happy for you :)
Sarah
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02/11/2010 | 11:35 AM
congrats roger!@!!!
being nominated 4 d laurens sportsman f d year again s gr8 newz!!!!!
u jst rock it man ....
u r d best!!!
i desperately hope dat u win it!!!!
n federer fans its jst 2 more pages2 go!!
letz do it!!!!!
02/11/2010 | 10:03 AM
Roger:
What a wonderful moment, your first 16 Grand Slam titles, I always think that with your presence, your age will not end, you use your racket and achievements to the world that you are still the best , and congratulate you on your