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Roger cruises into semi-finals

02.03.2006 | Tennis

Roger enjoyed a smooth 6-3 6-2 win over Czech Robin Vik, who was playing only his 28th match on the ATP tour, to reach the semi-finals of the Dubai Open.


Roger was rarely stretched by Vik who rallied well at times but had nothing in his game to cause concern. He faced two break points immediately after breaking to lead 2-0 but fired four consecutive aces to hold serve.


Carelessness from Roger allowed Vik to level at 3-3 but the world number one forced a forehand error to break again for 5-4 and he served out the set to love. Roger faced three more break points in his first service game of the second set, before he held and then broke for 3-2. A crosscourt forehand winner gave him a second break for 5-2.


Roger will next play Russia's Mikhail Youzhny, who reached his first semi-final of the year when he overwhelmed Olivier Rochus of Belgium 6-3 6-1. Roger has never lost to Youzhny on the ATP Tour, taking home all of the six previous encounters. Their last match dates back exactly a year, where Roger defeated Youzhny 6-3, 7-5 in Dubai.

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03/03/2006 | 12:35 PM
hey rogi.. glad to know u r gonna reach to finals ......u and nadal going to meet in final..so wish u all the best... beat nadallll rogerr he is nothing infront of u as all others.. .... Go Do it .. and make it 4..... so i hope and sure u win...... Good l
03/03/2006 | 12:27 PM
Great semi Roger! Congratulations and best wishes for the final
03/03/2006 | 12:27 PM
so glad to see you play better match after match.hope you and rafa meet in fianls and you'll beat him,i'm sure.
keep on going,rog!!
love and kiss!

03/03/2006 | 12:17 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!
Good luck against Youzhny!!!
Lots of love, Lydia
03/03/2006 | 12:05 PM
Congratulation Rogi:-)))
You definitelz win!!!!
I love you.... And I send million kisses from Czech Republic:-)))))))
03/03/2006 | 12:05 PM
Congratulation Rogi:-)))
You definitely win!!!!
I love you.... And I send million kisses from Czech Republic:-)))))))
03/03/2006 | 10:23 AM
Congratulations! Roger
Keep winning.
Good luck to you in today's semis!!

03/03/2006 | 10:08 AM
P.S. Sorry for not wishing you luck, but that's only because you don't need it!
Rooting for you all the way, supporting you always!
Keep smiling, we love you!
And defend that Dubai title, we'll be waiting at the finish line!
Faiza *mwah
03/03/2006 | 10:05 AM
Hey Roger!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations and big big kisses for your win over Robin Vik, you totally cruised into the semis today!!!!!!!!! So you're taking on Mikhail Youzhny, well he's a really good player too, but definitely not a match for you! You beat hi
03/03/2006 | 06:53 AM
Congratulations Roger!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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