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Into semis with a straight set win

21.08.2010 | Tennis

Roger has made it into the semi-final in Cincinnati thanks to a straight-set victory against Nikolay Davydenko. He defeated the Russian 6-4, 7-5 while Rafael Nadal lost to Marcos Baghdatis.

 

"It was a bit - not scary - but a bit, 'Do I have enough play on these kind of courts in a match moment?' So I was really hoping to kind of get a decent match in today, play solid, and come through and then feel really like I am really in the tournament," Roger said. "Because before it didn't really kind of feel that way."

Although he converted only three of 11 break points, Roger fired 12 aces and won 83 total points to Davydenko's 72. Roger was able to improve to 7-2 in quarterfinal matches this season and 14-2 against Davydenko. It took Roger just under 100 minutes to complete the victory.

 

Roger's semifinal opponent will be unseeded Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, who beat Rafael Nadal, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in a match that took over two hours and 30 minutes to complete.

 
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08/22/2010 | 01:59 AM
@lucaya Thanks I don't want anything to happen to him, he is heading my way for the Open and I am looking forward to seeing him
08/22/2010 | 01:57 AM
I am onlly observing live scores-not the game- has Roger hurt himself do you think?
08/22/2010 | 01:57 AM
@lucaya

Thank God it doesn't look so, but he did pull a face...let's hope it doesn't go all the way, I'm kind of tired tonight!!!

BTW, I like seeing Roger aggresive, but he overdoes some approach shots, in my understanding, don't u think so?
08/22/2010 | 01:57 AM
@denisenico

not at all. He's playing well.
but he tripped at set point in 1st set and could have been bad xx
08/22/2010 | 01:54 AM
What happened? Does he look hurt? Please tell
08/22/2010 | 01:52 AM
@mambito

doesn't look like it. I hope not at least
08/22/2010 | 01:51 AM
First set in the bag.....but did he hurt when he slipped on set point? Hopefully not!!!
08/22/2010 | 01:50 AM
Tidy first set :) amazing is that he converted his first break point! Well done Rog

Am I the only european up?
08/22/2010 | 01:49 AM
Yaa................hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhY HE MUST HAVE HEARD ME. 6-4 1ST SET. WAY TO GO ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08/22/2010 | 01:43 AM
EVEN STEVENS AT THE MOMENT. A BREAK HERE WOULD BE JUST GRAND ROGER-if you can.