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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 | 10:57 AM
I dont know if he can win but we will find out in the next two sets
01/27/2011 | 10:56 AM
Last comment it is Federer's own fault makint too much UES UES UES
01/27/2011 | 10:54 AM
Nope federer is not going to win, i guess we all really knew djokovic had this one roger isnt going to get it asnd murray has an easy win for the slam
01/27/2011 | 10:41 AM
7-6 for the Joker 1 whole set lost because of not using the BP
01/27/2011 | 10:39 AM
He aint gunna win this one guys im sorry he isnt in it djokovic wants this roger donest
01/27/2011 | 10:35 AM
I knew it falling away quickly in the breaker
01/27/2011 | 10:23 AM
Cannot belevie you didnt break? thats going to bite you now
01/27/2011 | 10:13 AM
This match looks more on djokovic atm he's holding easier but we will see
01/27/2011 | 09:30 AM
Good luck against Novak!! See you in the final!
Regards, Jelena
01/27/2011 | 09:26 AM
Only a few minutes. Good luck with Nole. You are the first and the best. We love you and wish see you in the final. Go on Roger. With love, Betty and Noi