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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 | 07:07 PM
great job roger!!!
keep it up!!
all the best 4 next ones...

love u!
08/20/2005 | 06:23 PM
You are the best,roger!!!!
The result is just what i expect of
08/20/2005 | 06:17 PM
hey Roger,

yeah! you are number one! don't let the others get the best of you. although you can get the best of them. keep playing and you'll be champ in no time. good luck!

yl - van., can.
08/20/2005 | 06:04 PM
Come On!!!!
You´ll win this.... and more.
Good luck.
08/20/2005 | 05:58 PM
Great going Roger. Your serve looked much sharper today, and you battled the windy conditions really well. Now I'm looking forward to some great tennis from you over the weekend, starting tonight. All the very best versus Ginepri!
08/20/2005 | 05:53 PM
Dear Rogi,

Great job in Cincy before US Open!

Good luck in semi against Ginepri.

I believe you can through and get your ninth title this year.

08/20/2005 | 05:44 PM
Well done Roger! :)

Good luck in the semi-finals!
08/20/2005 | 05:25 PM
Good going, Roger !!! So glad you are in the semis -- and hopefully will get your first Cincy trophy !!! Hope you are still feeling well and able to get some rest between matches !! Looking forward to seeing you play Ginepri today !! GO ROG !!!
08/20/2005 | 05:16 PM
Cheers Rog!!!......keep it up!
08/20/2005 | 05:00 PM
Go Roger !
You wil winn this tournament !

Good luck, health and happiness !

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