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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 | 06:45 AM
Good luck today against Djokovic. He is playing good, but you are the BEST!!
I hope u can beat him.
01/27/2011 | 06:10 AM
Forza Roger!!! Keep improving!!! improve your serve and reduce errors.
01/27/2011 | 06:06 AM
All the best for your match against Djoko, I´ll be rooting for you.Come on Roger!!!
01/27/2011 | 05:25 AM
all the best federer
01/27/2011 | 04:18 AM
Good luck Roger.!
May God grant you to be strong during the match against Djokovic.
Keep your cool, but attack, attack, never give him a minute to breathe.
Love you, Champion and from my heart, BEST WISHES.
01/27/2011 | 03:40 AM
CONGRATS ROGER!! I am soo thrilled to have heard that you made it to the semis!! You are soo close to making it to the final and hope that you make it there. Best of luck to you for ur match against Djokovic! GO ROGER!!!!!!
01/27/2011 | 03:38 AM
Roger, I LOVE the 4th picture at the moment on your website, the one with the tennis racquet flat above your head. It looks like a halo!!!!!! You will be an angel and beat ND soon. BRAVO!
01/27/2011 | 03:30 AM
Good Luck, Roger against Novak! I will set my clock as it is on at 2:30 am. I have watched all your matches and you look real classy out there. I have never seen a tennis player with such style and grace. This is something you are born with and can not develop over the years.

Keep up the good work and I will see you in the finals
01/27/2011 | 03:13 AM
Another match, and much love and luck sent your way, dear Roger. All the best against ND tonight in Melbourne.

You are wunderbar!!!
01/27/2011 | 03:07 AM
If you make sure your unforced errors are low, serve consistently well, and frustrate him, you will emerge as the winner. You can do it. Be confident and not afraid of losing.


"The ball listens to Roger Federer"

- Novak Djokovic after the SF match in the World Tour Final