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Roger through to the semis

06.06.2006 | Tennis

Roger won his 26th Grand Slam match in a row, beating No. 12-seeded Mario Ancic 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in Paris this afternoon.

 

This now brings Roger to his eighth consecutive semi-final at a major event, two shy of Ivan Lendl’s Open era record. “To make it to the semis was my first objective in Paris,” Roger said, anticipating a possible showdown Sunday against defending champion Rafael Nadal. “I’m much more relaxed now. There was enormous pressure at the start of the tournament, with everybody speaking about a final against Nadal, but first you have to win the matches before you get there.”

 

Roger's opponent on Friday will be No. 3-seeded David Nalbandian, who beat No. 6 Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.

 

With his 26th consecutive Grand Slam victory Roger has already overtaken Americans Pete Sampras as well as Jimmy Connors. The only one to be more succesful during the Open Era was Rod Laver, who won 29 matches between the Australian Open 1969 and Wimbledon 1970.

 
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07.06.2006 | 19:02


U deserve to win this title! way to go
07.06.2006 | 18:56
ROGER!!! congratulations! im praying so hard that u win! no pressure now! :) u have already proved yourself! you are one of the best since the likes of sampras and laver!
i hope roland garros trophy has your name engraved on it.. ROGER FEDERER 2006! AND
07.06.2006 | 17:39
selam roger, sana kendi dilimde biseyler yazmak daha iyi olur diye düsündüm. ne de olsa bu sitede türkçe bilen birileri vardir. seni çok soguk kanli buluyorum maç oynarken, bir de soru soracagim burda bir sürü hayran kitlen var ve aramizda senin maçlarini
07.06.2006 | 17:04
Congratulations roger for reaching the semi-final once again. You will have a though match against nalbandian but I'm sure you'll beat him!
Just play your game as you did during all this tournament!
good luck!
07.06.2006 | 16:50
Great, Roger! =)

That was a good match against Ancic, and good luck in the semifinals against Nalbandian! You can beat him!

Anjo
07.06.2006 | 16:48
I need you to win all 4 GS. I have 16 maches left.
Good luck Roger. I don't care about anyone else, You are the best.
07.06.2006 | 16:36
Roger, agian you are against with one of another favorite player of mine, Nalbandian. But I will be with you until you get that 4th consecutive grand slam trophy! I'm praying for you!!! Hope you win.
07.06.2006 | 15:32
all your fans are waiting to see you breaking nadal...do it...the thing you have got this fans is your confidence...boost it up
07.06.2006 | 15:30
hi roger,
keep going.....get the roland garross title home..all the best
07.06.2006 | 14:25
Excellent Work Roger!