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Roger in the semis

20.08.2005 | Tennis

Roger didn't look his sharpest, but cruised into the semifinals Friday in Cincinnati, defeating unseeded Argentine Jose Acasuso 6-4, 6-3 in just over an hour.

 

"I'm No. 1 in the world, so I don't want to give away wins just like that, as presents," he said. "I want to make sure when I'm playing, I'm on, and when I'm not feeling well, I don't play. Like in Montreal I didn't feel like I was ready yet. So I'm very happy to see that when I come here, I feel like I'm ready."

 

In the semifinals Roger will face unseeded American wildcard entrant Robby Ginepri, who routed a knee-addled and frustrated No. 4 seed Marat Safin 6-2, 6-3 in under an hour.

 

"I didn't practice for one month and a half and I played three matches in a row and today I felt really, really tired on the court," said the racquet-smashing Safin, his knee covered by an ice bag after the match. "I couldn't move properly and I couldn't find my game. My timing was not there. So it's really difficult to play against any player."

 
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08/20/2005 | 10:38 PM
Dearest Rogi, your win today to Ginepri made me really happy. I´m spending some time with my family in Argentina and was rooting for you with all my heart. Please win tomorrow. You are the best. Oh, and you look gorgeous in that tight t-shirt.
08/20/2005 | 10:29 PM
Dear Roger,
Congratulations on making it to the final !
I expected this semi-final to be tough but still,
every time you lose a set I go out of my mind
with worry.
I am so happy for the way you turned it around!
Given your amazing winning streak i
08/20/2005 | 10:29 PM
Great job. amaizing match.
You showed all the world why you are the number 1.
I keep walking around and praying, all time...........
All our best wishes and support
Love
Cecilia and family
P.D. keep in your way
08/20/2005 | 10:24 PM
Great job, amaizing match.
You showed why you are the number 1.
Congratulations.
I keep walking around, and praying, all time..........
All ours best wishes, and support
Love
cecilia and familñy
08/20/2005 | 10:22 PM
roger
though he took the first set on the ONLY break-point that you had faced on the whole match..but, overall, you are the better player on the court and you know how to overcome this..
Congratulations!!
Good luck..
08/20/2005 | 09:20 PM
awesome roger!!
you are going to win this tournament for sure!
and hopefully you win us open to but i believe in you and all your fans do so just win this tournament roger!!
greetings alexander from the netherlands!
08/20/2005 | 08:46 PM
Oh no! Roger lost the first set!
08/20/2005 | 07:50 PM
You'll win ;) we all will be with you! :)*
08/20/2005 | 07:26 PM
Hi Roger ,

Send a message to Gineppri early today . Go out strong , focus concentrate to make first serve . Best of luck ,i will be watching .
kriko
08/20/2005 | 07:23 PM
¡VAMOS, VAMOS, ROGERRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!

FALTAN DOS PASITOS, NADA MAS...

¡EL PUÑO CERRADO Y LA SONRISA TE DARÁN LA VICTORIA!!!!!!!!!

Kriko -
Buenos Aires -

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