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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 | 04:09 PM
You are the winner in US opens,sure.And ypu will win un Thailand opens ,too.
I alway wait you to see you in Thailand opens soon.
Bow[Phichit]
09/09/2005 | 04:07 PM
Dear Roger
I'm Kien.I'm from Vietnam
Do you know Viet Nam?
It's very nice.
Yesterday,you had a nice game.
you are wonderful
I hope you will beat Hewit tomorrow.
Good luck
Good bye
09/09/2005 | 04:03 PM
Dear Roger
I'm Kien.I'm from Vietnam.
You had a nice game.
You are wonderful
i think you will beat hewit.
Good luck
Good bye
Your friend
Trung Kie
09/09/2005 | 03:50 PM
Perfect Roger,
You match was(like many newspapers wrote)from dream!
Your way to final is so clear.
Hewitt isn't satisfied with his game against Nieminen.He played service-volley 'cause he wannted to finish his heavy match quickly.His game was so bad ..
09/09/2005 | 03:49 PM
Well done Rog - simply brilliant!
09/09/2005 | 03:34 PM
Good luck and the first place, of course

Martin (good luck again)
09/09/2005 | 03:31 PM
GOOD LUCK FOR THE FINAL...GO ROGER..
09/09/2005 | 03:06 PM
congratulations for winning against nalbandian.
Onley you didnt look very happy during the match, or am i wrong...
Sunday september 11th is the day of the finals, but its also my birthday. I hope you're in that final... happy i follow with possitive ene
09/09/2005 | 03:04 PM
you are simply genius..
i was a little bit concerned during the fistr set, but realized there was nothing to worry about. you'll probbaly get hewitt in a brease and probably win the us open in a brease as well.
good luck
love meera
09/09/2005 | 02:36 PM
congradultions federer u played very well . u r the best . wish u the best in the next match and in the usopen
amar