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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 | 12:51 PM
Well done Roger. Im so Happy. I was telling my friends youll do it in 3 sets. Im happy to see you motivated and so close ....Champ: Gook luck against Hewitt!
Love
Silvy. Bs As Argentina
09/09/2005 | 12:49 PM
This is message for all female fans of Roger: Give it up, girls, stop dreaming, it`s helpless! :) Did you see the way he searched for the look in Mirka`s eyes after he finished the match? Did you see how she reacted to that last point ? They are already
09/09/2005 | 12:46 PM
hi Roger
Simply great for you.
saman_iran
09/09/2005 | 12:46 PM
hi Roger
Simply great for you.
saman_iran
09/09/2005 | 11:58 AM
Great performance, Dear Roger !

I’m only sorry you let him win that game at 5-0, LOL.

Now have a nice rest and get ready to beat Hewitt in style !

Love you forever,
Lavinia
09/09/2005 | 11:57 AM
congratulations roger

you are the best


good luck
09/09/2005 | 11:34 AM
congrats roger!!! so happy for you, unfortunately i couldnt watch being at work but i heard and am thrilled for you. now i know being aussie i should be cheering for leyton but i hope you kick his butt!!! ill be cheering you on all the way babe!!! good lu
09/09/2005 | 11:17 AM
WoW!!! You are flying now!
09/09/2005 | 11:04 AM
Hi Roger,

First of all, great match! I thought David will put up a good fight but you literally blew him out of the court!

Hope your next match against Lleyton will go the same way. Don't be overconfident though, even though you have every bit of re
09/09/2005 | 10:38 AM
gr8 job federerr.......a wonderful matchh......!! briliant teniss........i really enjoyd da game n u playd real gudd......al da best for da hewitt matchhhh!!! :)
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