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Roger soars into semis

25.01.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger has reached his eighth consecutive semi-final at the Australian Open as he had little trouble defeating his Olympics doubles partner, Stanislas Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3, 6-3.

"I needed a good performance. We’ve played a lot in matches and a lot of practice together so there’s no secrets,” Roger said. “I had a good day today. I was able to mix it up. I’d like to say though Stan played an amazing tournament.”

Roger broke Wawrinka in the second game of the match, and made 77 per cent of his first serves - his best performance in the tournament to date. And our champ also held him to just one ace, keeping him from earning the free points on his serve that had helped in the previous rounds - Wawrinka had scored 24 aces against Roddick. As Roger broke to a 2-0 lead in the final set, Wawrinka showed his frustration by breaking his racket in two after pounding it onto the ground. Roger went on to easily finish the third set with his second match-ball after just 106 minutes.

As well as making his eighth Australian Open semi-final, it is Roger's 27th in Grand Slams since his first title 2003 in Wimbledon. Roger will either play Novak Djokovic (ATP3) or Tomas Berdych (ATP 6) on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

 
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01/27/2011 | 11:36 AM
Sorry but Federer tennis is not enough today he will have to go deeper to win
but doubt that he will make it
01/27/2011 | 11:33 AM
Nice you started good on your service again.....
01/27/2011 | 11:32 AM
2008 had a 5-3 lead blew it lost the set 7-5
01/27/2011 | 11:31 AM
STOP THOSE STUPID DROP VOLLEYS
01/27/2011 | 11:30 AM
after that game my faith in his ability has shaken he failed to take the game he is too old!!!!!
01/27/2011 | 11:28 AM
WTF are you doing OMFG cant end the set on your service...
01/27/2011 | 11:27 AM
Same as the USO
01/27/2011 | 11:26 AM
your shit!!
01/27/2011 | 11:12 AM
WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING!!!¬!
01/27/2011 | 11:01 AM
es un partido dificil, pero Roger tiene la fuerza fisica, sicologica y tecnica para vencer a Djokovic, vamos Roger estamos contigo.... vamos por ese titulo