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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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09/10/2005 | 06:09 PM
Ljudi gledao sam Samprasa, Bekera i gledam Agasija ali ovo sto radi Fedi to se mora nazvati magijom. Izgleda tako lako kao da to moze svako. Samo napred jer ti si teniski Wizar. Pozdravljam sve i koji razimeju i koji ne razumeju.
09/10/2005 | 05:54 PM
Well done Rog. Keep going and you probably win the US Open. Nobady can beet you becouse your are the BEST !!!!!
09/10/2005 | 05:40 PM
GO ROGER ....
09/10/2005 | 05:20 PM
GO ROGEEER!!
YOU CAN DO IT!!
Brazil loves you!!
Kisses..Isis
09/10/2005 | 05:11 PM
Hi!
Hey Rogi!!
Well done!! Into semis then into finals and then the Grand slam!!
Best of Luck!!
Good wishes always with you!!

Love
Akanksha
09/10/2005 | 04:01 PM
Dear Roger
Fantastic win!! Congratulations.
I'm looking forward to watching you in today's semis! Good luck to you against Hewitt.
You'll win and reach the Final.

Mika
09/10/2005 | 02:27 PM
GOOOOOOO RRROOOOGER.....

standing by u all through
ur # 1 Fan
Anitha
09/10/2005 | 02:15 PM
Awsome game roger! Keep this up and the U.S. Open is yours!
09/10/2005 | 10:19 AM
Bonjour Roger,

Today there is going to be another easy ride as you send Hewitt back home for the 9th consecutive time :-))

Bonne chance!
09/10/2005 | 06:37 AM
You're simply fabulous to watch!!!!

Win the USO title in style!!!!
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