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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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02/09/2010 | 10:06 PM
Come on,
let's try to achieve at least "2010" answers in this topic.

Roger really deserves to it.

Once again, CONGRATULATIONS MAESTRO.
02/09/2010 | 07:56 PM
Wow. Roger is the most¡¡¡¡¡¡
its ¡¡..WONDERFUL..!!
yyyeeeaaahhhh!!!
¡¡..Cool..!!
02/09/2010 | 07:54 PM
Wow.... Roger is the most¡¡¡¡¡¡
Its Woooonnndeeerrfull
02/09/2010 | 07:13 PM
***Dinora,norinchi***
Your english is OK, I understood what you wanted to say. I completely agree with you-we miss our Roger too much, but there are less than two weeks left! Hope Roger takes a good rest and continue his marvelous play!!
Mimi
02/09/2010 | 06:30 PM
Yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
02/09/2010 | 04:15 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!!!!! It is incredible the way you played in melbourne!!!! enjoy it, i am your number 1 fan, and i will be with you forever if you win or loss,,, thanks roger!!
02/09/2010 | 01:59 PM
well done roger!!!
next for the 17th title
02/09/2010 | 10:37 AM
hey Rog!

whats up? :)

u played great man.. i don't know how u do that again and again , week in week out which is what makes u special.. well being my friend also makes u special.. kidding.. ofcourse the way you play and what you have achived and ta
02/09/2010 | 04:29 AM
Hello Dinora,

You always find the right words and sayings. Like you, I believe that whoever it was written for, it fits ROGER so perfectly. (where did your find this quote?).

I miss Roger too, but I am very happy that he has some time off to rest an
02/09/2010 | 03:56 AM
CONGRATS ROGER. Not just because you won your 16th GS, but because of the way you won it..absolutely thrilling. I was able to record all your matches and now I can see you at your best anytime I want. Just a thought though...watching Murray I could not h