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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 | 05:38 AM
I believe inRog.....like ALMOST noone else.....& he never lets me down.....well....almost!!!
09/10/2005 | 05:32 AM
One more time: YOU HAVE OUR ADMIRATION.All fans are supporting you all time. It is nice.
And I think that is not only for your play.I think that you show us an eccelent people.
Keep in your way
09/10/2005 | 05:18 AM
Dear Roger,

What a match! What a masterful display! Congratultation on your convincing win against Nalbandian. You dispatched him even before he could put up a fight.

We all want to see you play like yesterday and like a final. You know how to
09/10/2005 | 04:39 AM
Hello again, Grand Slam Man!
You're also like James Bond in that "nobody does it better"! Fed Express is truly on track now - just 2 to go :) Love you,

Mary Kay
Your No. 1 Fan in Michigan, USA
09/10/2005 | 04:36 AM
Great game Rogi!!!!Keep it up!!!! Thrash Hewitt :D:D
09/10/2005 | 04:30 AM
wuuuuuuuuuauuuuu . you are the best tennis player that i never see. keep going, good
luck for the next match
09/10/2005 | 04:13 AM
DEFEAT THE TITLE.

THIS IS MY ONLY WISH!

Roger, hope you well, keep on winning.

LoveYou

Daisy
Beijing, China
09/10/2005 | 03:59 AM
Great match against Nalbandian. I knew you would play great...your game is exactly where it should be heading into the Finals. Hewitt will be tough but you are tougher and the better player. Good luck but you won't need it. As for final, the fans will
09/10/2005 | 03:35 AM
SO COOL FEDERER!
COME ON!!!
LOVE U FOREVER
09/10/2005 | 03:00 AM
Hi Roger !! Bravo on your win over Nalbandian!! And the very very BEST wished for you tomorrow against Lleyton!! So looking forward to seeing you play again !! GO TEAM FEDERER !!! Roger, you are the BEST !!!
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