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Roger beats Blake to reach semifinals

08.09.2006 | Tennis

Roger is into the semi-finals of the US Open with a hard fought victory over American James Blake.


The world number one took the first set in a tiebreak and lost the third on another before reaching his 10th successive grand slam semi-final to match Ivan Lendl's record Open era streak.


Roger saved three set points in the first set tie break, but then proceeded to run away from the American in the second set.


Blake needed five set points to win the third set tiebreak, finally winning it when Roger slipped while attempting a passing shot. It was the first set Roger had lost in the tournament.


Roger looked unsettled at the beginning of the fourth set. But he saved three break points on his serve, and proceeded to break Blake's serve in the next game.


Despite the support of a vocal home town crowd behind Blake, Roger won 7-6, 6-0, 6-7, 6-4.


"I thought it was a fantastic match," said Roger. "Unbelievable, high quality. I really thought we were hitting the ball so hard."


Roger will meet seventh seed Nikolay Davydenko on Saturday for a place in the final following the Russian's five-set victory over Germany's Tommy Haas. Roger has won all seven of their previous meetings.

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09/09/2006 | 03:49 AM
Hey Roger,
We're screaming our heads off for your victory tomorrow and your successful defense of your title. You know it!!!
All the best to your family, friends, and Team Fed.
Feel our support (if you ever read these words!) in ALL m
09/09/2006 | 03:30 AM
..u r the best....keep it up...
09/09/2006 | 03:26 AM
Yippie Yippie! Great match Roger, conguts. I was a little worried in the 3rd set when you lost the match point. But knew deep down you would pull it through anyway you could. Blake is a great player, should be proud of yourself, we all are of you. We are
09/09/2006 | 03:12 AM
Another great win. Wow not sure how u manage to stay so cool n seemingly calm in such a noisy antagonistic crowd !
You could easily win in 3 but for the crowd.
You both hit really hard. Nice game, nice win!
Stay focus on yr next match
09/09/2006 | 03:08 AM
Roger I just want you to know that I love you. I love watching you and I wish you all the best. I hope you win the US open championship...

Take care and Good luck!
09/09/2006 | 02:57 AM
I have been monitoring only thru the website coz its not aired here in the Philippines unlike last Open in Cincinatti...anyways..congrats for reaching the semis ... there's no doubt about that and for sure in reaching the Finals...ul make it as usual as t
09/09/2006 | 02:42 AM
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09/09/2006 | 02:30 AM
What a fantastic match and a great win. Congratulations Roger - you are an awesome talent and a joy to watch. Good luck in the Semis against Davydenko
09/09/2006 | 01:44 AM
Dear Roger,
What a game! Still best get used to big hitting with Davydenko and Roddick waiting in the wings. I'd forgotten how well you can play the big hitters, what a thrill. Good Luck for the semi's and hopefully the Final
09/09/2006 | 12:38 AM
Dear Roger:
Congratulations! I can´t wait to match your matches on tv. I´m sure you willbe the champ again.
Good luck in the next round. kiss