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Roger tested to the limit

16.06.2006 | Tennis

Roger had to show his very best tennis today to reach the semi-finals in Halle. He saved a total of five match points before edging past Belgian Olivier Rochus 6-7, 7-6 and 7-6 in 2 hours 46 minutes today.

 

Unbeaten on grass since losing to Mario Ancic in the first round of Wimbledon in 2002, Roger was given a real fright in the second set tiebreak. Rochus twice came within a point of chalking up a memorable win after winning the first set tiebreak 7-2.

 

After staving off the danger, Roger took the tiebreak 11-9 on his third set point to level the match after one hour and 51 minutes. Rochus refused to wilt under pressure and went 4-2 up in the third until Roger finally produced the goods to keep alive his hopes of a fourth successive title here by winning the tiebreak 7-5. The result left the triple Wimbledon champion just two matches away from equalling Bjorn Borg's 41 consecutive wins on grass.

 
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06/17/2006 | 03:49 PM
Roger! How do you do it? How are you still standing out there in Halle - and beating opponents who must really fancy their chances against u knowing that you must be v tired. The younger guys like Nadal and Montfils have given up the ghost with injury
06/17/2006 | 03:44 PM
Dear Roger, I know what French Open did to you... Ignore it because you were the winner. Nobody advances so fast on any surface particularly, on clay. Unfortunately, in the US, there is no tv translations from Germany. Only Stella Artois is on. So,
06/17/2006 | 03:36 PM
Hey Roger-

Guess the site has not been updated but I just want to be the first to say congratulations on moving on to the FINAL at Halle!!! That's fantastic and now Mr. Defending Champion, go defend your title on Sunday!!!

Best Wishes for one of yo
courageus
06/17/2006 | 03:25 PM
congratulation with win over tomy haas!!!!i knew it i knew it tht you ar ethe best!!!!
i love you my darling!!!!
good luck all world with you
all fans we are always support you ))))
good luck!!!
06/17/2006 | 03:22 PM
roger u r the best player in the world thats why u r so brilliant now u have reached to final and i hope so that u wil win it i get very sad when u lose to nidal in fianl of french open no promblem u wil win in all ur next matches BEST OF LUCK FOR UP COMI
06/17/2006 | 03:08 PM
Congratulations Roger on winning the semi-final by beating Tommy Haas 6-4 6-7 6-3. Good luck tomorrow in the final playing either Berdych or Vliegen. Love that grass, and Germany's a gas.
Fraze
06/17/2006 | 03:02 PM
ROGER M'LOVE - YOU HAVE CHARACTER, YOU HAVE CHARISMA, YOU HAVE COMPASSION, YOU HAVE TALENT, YOU HAVE MOTIVATION AND AMBITION, AND MOST OF ALL - YOU DEFINITELY HAVE THE "BALLS: TO WIN MATCHES (DESPITE WHAT WILANDER SAID).

BECAUSE YOU ARE USUALLY IN THE
06/17/2006 | 03:02 PM
ROGER M'LOVE - YOU HAVE CHARACTER, YOU HAVE CHARISMA, YOU HAVE COMPASSION, YOU HAVE TALENT, YOU HAVE MOTIVATION AND AMBITION, AND MOST OF ALL - YOU DEFINITELY HAVE THE "BALLS: TO WIN MATCHES (DESPITE WHAT WILANDER SAID).

BECAUSE YOU ARE USUALLY IN THE
06/17/2006 | 02:17 PM
You are really getting down to business now Roger. What a great achievement, yet another final and I'm sure another title under your belt. You deserve it after losing out on the last 3 titles. There is no one to stop you at Wimbledon. I believe 3 set matc
06/17/2006 | 02:15 PM
Good luck for the next game. It would be good to see you carry off the trophy once again.
Camille
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