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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 | 02:03 PM
Nice work Roger. I knew the tables would turn. Your record against Nalbandian is getting better all the time. Cheers to you Roger.
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09/09/2005 | 01:57 PM
Hello Roger
What a wonderful victory with your superb tennis--congratulations.
Next Lleyton no doubts about who will win--Roger Federer hands down.

Regards
Aussie Margaret
09/09/2005 | 01:52 PM
Roger:

Congratulations for yet another stunning performance!!! You spanked several commenators betting against your victory against David. you know what, the path gets clearer and clearer now, and i think if you get past hewitt, the title will definite
09/09/2005 | 01:48 PM
amazing. wonderful.. great...
I didn't follow live game but I do have somebody to update me the scores..
Just hard to believe ... I know you will win but never expected at this result.

Next Hewitt.. you should be able know how to deal with him
09/09/2005 | 01:46 PM
Roger--Congratulations! That was an awesome performance (ruthless ferocity in action)!!! I loved every minute of it--well, maybe not the first game! I am so thrilled to see that you are ON TRACK!!!

Thank you, Roger...LOVED your post-match interview
09/09/2005 | 01:29 PM
fantastit!!perfect!!
rogi you are so amazing!!!!!!!!!!
I'm so proud of being your fan,really!!
good luck against Hewitt!
i'm sure you know how to beat him,right?

love you!

irene
09/09/2005 | 01:25 PM
How on earth do you do this Roger?! It's as if you flip a switch and your A-game is ON for the big occasion (especially fierce once your opponent dares to break your serve!). The way you breezed through 3 sets is in such contrast with all the hyping by 'e
09/09/2005 | 01:23 PM
Hi Roger, congratulations on your win over Nalbandian. I always knew you'll win the match. You were amazing. Good luck on your match with Lleyton Hewitt. God bless
09/09/2005 | 12:57 PM
Roger , you are simpley amazing , you do things with the ball so simple and so peaceful .
i can wait for the semis , goodluck Roger ,
and kick lleyton ass...:-)
Gil.
09/09/2005 | 12:54 PM
Now you really did it!!! You was great in your match with Nalbandian! Have good luck in the semifinal against Lleyton Hewitt, because I think you'll need it. Good bye! :)
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