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Roger to face Fish in final

22.08.2010 | Tennis

Roger is only one more step away from defending his title in Cincinnati after defeating Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 6-3 in the semi-final.

 

"After Wimbledon I had six weeks to work on a few things. On the hard courts it's nice to play forwards and not always be defensive and let the other guy dictate," Roger commented. "I'm happy that the hard work is paying off right away."

 

Roger showed an almost perfect match against Baghdatis. He dropped only three points on his first serve and showed a more aggressive game as he approached the net more often. Roger was also very efficient when it came to scoring the necessary points, making use of just one break-point to secure the first set, the second set was over just as fast - the match totalling to a mere 70 minutes.

 

Our champ will meet Mardy Fish (ATP 36) in Sunday's final. Roger leads the head-to-head 5-1, but the American beat Roger in their last meeting in Indian Wells two years back.

 
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08/22/2010 | 08:10 PM
Fed with our without coach has still a loooooooooot of work to do especially
mentaly
08/22/2010 | 08:08 PM
@boting, i meant i didn't understand why PA needed to be here, as he's always been on an advice basis, federer never looks at his coaches during matches anyhow, and doesn't need on court coaching like some.
08/22/2010 | 08:07 PM
That's fair enough....go Roger xx
08/22/2010 | 08:07 PM
YESSSSSSS! Come on Roger!!!
Beautiful tiebreak!!
08/22/2010 | 08:07 PM
yes man yess yes yes fed won the set and he'll win the tittle man INSHALLAH
08/22/2010 | 08:06 PM
Finaly Fed is awake
08/22/2010 | 08:05 PM
5-1 yeah man
08/22/2010 | 08:04 PM
yeah tht was pretty fantstic
08/22/2010 | 08:02 PM
smart shot
08/22/2010 | 08:01 PM
c'mon roger win it man plz