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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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09/09/2005 | 06:58 PM
Excellent Roger !

Now take care of Lleyton.

Good Luck, Health and Happiness !
09/09/2005 | 06:49 PM
That was exactly what I wanted for you to do, because you know here in Latinamerica there are a lot of talkers on TV. When he broke your serve they were saying that he had found a way to beat you, but then... we all know and we all knew. Then after Agassi
09/09/2005 | 06:37 PM
ROGER WAS PERFECT! THANK YOU FOR PLAYING LIKE THAT!!!!
AYDE, MEXICO
09/09/2005 | 06:28 PM
Congratulations on a great job, Roger!
After a shaky start you've showed everyone
that you are still untouchable when playing at your best level. Keep it up and we'll see your
repeat coronation on Sunday. You're the best.
09/09/2005 | 05:35 PM
Congratulations Roger! I loved watching you play this match because you did such a great job keeping the ball in play and then pulling the trigger at all the right moments. Every time Nalbandy tried to crack the door open, you slammed it shut! That was
09/09/2005 | 05:14 PM
You know, I was actually a little worried for you, considering all the negative hype about his win-loss advantage over you. In fact, I can even say that I was experiencing some trepidation when I checked out the US Open website. Once again, you have pro
09/09/2005 | 04:37 PM
Hi Roger,
You're number one don't forget that. And this's what we saw it in your match against Nalbandian .
Good luck in the next match .

MY LOVE TO YOU

Soumya
09/09/2005 | 04:34 PM
nice game, Roger!!
you play it very well!!

Hope you can enter the final and get the champion this year!
09/09/2005 | 04:20 PM
Congratulations Roger. Forgive me if I feel sad while I tell you this. I know you deserved the triumph because of your superiority and your hard work. I hope David takes his career more seriously and finds a "real" coach. He hasn't reached his roof yet. T
09/09/2005 | 04:14 PM
Every night (when you play in Italy is very late...) is wonderful to see you beat everyone with your fantastic tennis!!!!!
Good luck for the semis!!!

See you soon

Andrea,Rome