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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 | 07:42
Excellent match!!!! You are the BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEst :)
07.06.2006 | 07:01
Good Luck,Roger!

Good Luck in Semis and Final!

You Can Do It!
07.06.2006 | 06:32
Dear Roger:

Keep your spirits flying high and your game tuned up and Win....Win...Win.
07.06.2006 | 06:07
Well done Roger. Just keep it rolling. One match at a time. Behind you all the way.

Jonathan
07.06.2006 | 05:53
....Yiuhi chala chal rahi........
....Manzil tere deekhe rasta!......
[....Go on like this seeker........
......Your destination awaits you!....]
07.06.2006 | 05:32
Roger:

Congratulations on today's win. We'll all be behind you for the semis and know you can get by Nalbandian, even if he is a tricky player at times. Try and keep it as short as possible, and don't let up even if you are two sets up. It's quite d
07.06.2006 | 05:31
i had to wait for like for 4 hours to see you play!and then when you DID..i fell asleep!!!I was soooooooooooo pissed off!!!!but then whatever..at least you still won..but i have to admit, that Mario Ancic dude's kinda cute..hee hee..but you're still waayy
07.06.2006 | 05:28
Very well done Rogi! I was very sad I could not see ur match! But count on me to be there for the finals Lord's willing you make it! God Bless you, and good luck in the semis!

Orissa
07.06.2006 | 05:15
On the tactics against Federer: "I know him quite well. I know he's a very strong player. He plays very well. He's very dangerous. I knew that I needed to go for the center. I had to avoid giving him an angle that would have allowed him to play aggressive
07.06.2006 | 05:08
Stay healthy Roger! Good job!!!