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Roger in his 7th Grand-Slam final

27.01.2006 | Tennis

Roger will play unseeded Marcos Baghdatis in the Australian Open final! He overpowered Nicolas Kiefer (GER) 6-3 5-7 6-0 6-2 in the semi-final today.

 

Roger sealed his win on his fourth match point when Kiefer netted a service return after two hours and 40 minutes on Rod Laver Arena to reach his seventh final in the past 11 grand slams. "We have had many close and tough matches over the last few years," Roger said of Kiefer in a courtside interview. Roger had too much power and shot variety for Kiefer, who was playing in his first grand slam semi-final in 35 attempts.

 

Roger has never lost a grand slam final and will be seeking his third straight title after winning Wimbledon and the U.S. Open last year, leaving only the French Open to complete a "Roger Slam" of all four major titles in succession! With a victory this Sunday he would be the first player since Pete Sampras, twelve years ago, to make the triple.

 

Roger beat Baghdatis in straight sets in the fourth round in Melbourne last year before he fell to eventual champion Marat Safin in the semi-finals. The Cypriot has made extraordinary progress through the tournament, toppling second seed Andy Roddick in the fourth round and then seventh seed Ivan Ljubicic in the quarters. Baghdatis, a former world junior champion, then stunned fourth seed David Nalbandian in Thursday's first semi-final, coming from two sets down to win 3-6 5-7 6-3 6-4 6-4.

 

"I'm looking forward to it. What a great effort by Marcos," Roger said.

 
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01/28/2006 | 12:25 AM
Dear Roger,
Congratulations for your win!! I think it's very nice of you to serve a bagel to each of your German opponent (hehe =p). Thank you for a terrific display of unbelievable yet beautiful shotmakings that only you capable of. Keep adding those to
01/28/2006 | 12:24 AM
Dear Roger,
Congratulations for your win!! I think it's very nice of you to serve a bagel to each of your German opponent (hehe =p). Thank you for a terrific display of unbelievable yet beautiful shotmakings that only you capable of. Keep adding those to
01/28/2006 | 12:24 AM
Dear Roger,
Congratulations for your win!! I think it's very nice of you to serve a bagel to each of your German opponent (hehe =p). Thank you for a terrific display of unbelievable yet beautiful shotmakings that only you capable of. Keep adding those to
01/28/2006 | 12:24 AM
CONGRATULATIONS ROGER!!!!

That was a wonderful display of your tennis brilliance and you have made the final of a grand slam once again!!

Good luck in the finals against Marcos. I really want you and hope that you can win!!! (even if it has to be in
01/28/2006 | 12:19 AM
muchisima suerte para la final, segui haciendo lo de siempre para que podamos ver lo hermoso que es el tenis!!!!!!!!!!!besos

analia
01/27/2006 | 11:51 PM
Good job Roger!! Count me in and I'll be there rooting for you for the final, no question about it.
I'm know you know what to do for a slam final.

Good luck!!

Albert
01/27/2006 | 10:36 PM
HI Roger
Congratulations on reaching your 7th Grandslam Final. I pray to the Almighty to bless you and hope you'll win in the finals. All the best and good luck.
Ananshi
01/27/2006 | 10:29 PM
Goog luck on the final and we expect from you 7th title once again GOOD LUCK
01/27/2006 | 09:58 PM
I will cheer you Roger!!!
Go men!!!!
Do it!
Kisses
01/27/2006 | 09:51 PM
Way to go, Roger!!! You're at the Final of the Australian Open, and I know you won't waste the opportunity if it's up to you. Though Baghdatis had a dream run here, you own this court now! Get your rest, and go get 'em!

God bless you,
Joreen :-D