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Roger in the semis

09.09.2005 | Tennis

Roger defeated Argentine David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 Thursday night to meet Lleyton Hewitt in the semifinals of the U.S. Open. It was a clear step into the semifinals against Hewitt, a winner earlier in the day in a 2-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory over Finland's Jarkko Nieminen.

 

Roger beat Hewitt in the Open final last year and has won their last eight matches, four in Grand Slam events, going back to the 2004 Australian Open. "Maybe we had enough men's tennis over the last few days," said Roger, the only semifinalist who did not play five sets in the quarters. He didn't shy away from saying that he couldn't play much better than he did against the 11th-seeded Nalbandian in a 1-hour, 40-minute sweep.

 

Asked about the Agassi-Robby Ginepri match on Saturday, Roger said that he's happy to see two Americans in the semifinal. "This doesn't happen every day so you better enjoy this moment, " he said smilingly.

 
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09/13/2005 | 10:17 PM
You are so cute !!!!!!!!
09/11/2005 | 06:17 AM
Congratulations. Roger!!!

Agassi will have 90-95% support from the Arhtur Ashe crowd tomorrow.
But, Roger, you will have all of us, your fans, AROUND THIS PLANET to cheer for you!!!

Roger, go for it!!!
No mercy for tomorrow's final!!!

Good luck
09/11/2005 | 05:38 AM
ROGER, WHAT AN AMAZING TIE BREAK! THAT BACKHAND SWING WAS INCREDIBLE!
UNGLAUBLICH, WIRKLICH UNGLAUBLICH!
09/11/2005 | 04:53 AM
Forgot to say I brought two of the Men's Vogue magazine's. You looked terrific. Nice write-up too.
09/11/2005 | 04:48 AM
roger
so, Lleyton has improved (his serve, return and unusually not just put the ball in play but found the line as well) LOL!!
That will be enough to beat any one but YOU..
Congratulation!!!!!!!
Good Luck.............
09/11/2005 | 04:45 AM
Hi Roger:

My fingers will be crossed so hard for you to win when you play Agassi tomorrow that I know my bones will be sore. Just remember you have lots of fans across America. We may not be in that NY crowd but we'll be home cheering for you. Th
09/11/2005 | 04:16 AM
Congratulations Roger for the victory against Lleyton.
This year was a mini baggel only :-)

Good Luck tomorrow !

Good Luck, Health and Happiness.

Simi
09/11/2005 | 02:57 AM
Congratulations.
It was a complicated match, but you did a good woek, with aan amaizing tie brek.
Five set points you saved.
Go for your tournament,I hope you will be in your zone
09/11/2005 | 01:59 AM
Roger, you did it!!! You're in the final!!! Congratulations for winning against Hewitt for the 9th straight time! You're up against the record books now!

Much love,
Joreen :)
09/10/2005 | 06:17 PM
Go Rogi you can do it!!!!
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