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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 | 04:54 PM
Hi!!
There's something about you which keeps it moving!! ( I mean our hearbeats!!) ok, fine, enough jokes
Best of Luck Roger!! You are the best!!!

Love
Akanksha
08/20/2005 | 04:48 PM
Congratulations Roger!
Goooo! Good luck to you today's semis. You'll win against Ginepri and reach the finals!!
Love

Mika
08/20/2005 | 04:39 PM
GO ROGER!
08/20/2005 | 04:31 PM
Come on, Roger, you are the best in my heart. Waiting for your big smile in the end:)
And best wishes to you for US open!
??? ? ? lalala....

08/20/2005 | 04:30 PM
wishing u the best luck for the semis ... as always
08/20/2005 | 04:11 PM
Roger, we're all behind you. You can do this.
L~
08/20/2005 | 04:00 PM
Roger,

Great job so far! Keep it up and good luck in the semis. I know you can win this!

~K
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