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Roger battles back to reach semis

18.04.2014 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger came back from one set down at the Monte Carlo Masters today to defeat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-1 and book a spot in the semis. It was our champ's 950th career victory.

Roger struggled in the opening set as he dropped his serve and clearly lost the set. Play in the second set was more even, eventually going into a tie-break where Roger just managed to fight off Tsonga's strong shots and capture the set. An early break in the decider gave Roger a real boost, with our champ going all the way, only leaving Tsonga one single game.

Roger will next face either defending champion Novak Djokovic or Guillermo Garcia-Lopez for a place in the final.

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04/18/2014 | 09:17 PM
awesome victory! love that fighting spirit.
see you tomorrow in the semis.
BOL. Komm jetzt!!
04/18/2014 | 09:13 PM
What a great match!! Still, I have to ask ... why do you so often have a problem with break points?
04/18/2014 | 09:09 PM
C mon Roger.. i know that Monte-carlo masters and Rome masters are the only 2 masters 1000 that you have not won yet... Now nadal is out... the best chance for you to win your first Monte Carlo Masters 1000
04/18/2014 | 09:08 PM
Dear Roger and Fans,

So, now it's just after Noon here in the Western U.S. I have been up watching Stan/Raonic, Ferrer/Nadal, Roger/Tsonga and Djokovic/Garcia-Lopez since
the WEE HOURS of thisvery morning! WHAT AMAZING TENNIS IT WAS!!!!!!!!

I cannot wait until tomorrow morning's semi-finals! Thank God, they don't start until 4:30 a.m.. I need my beauty sleep. I'm SIXTY-SEVEN and retired..........

Proud to be a Roger Federer Fan,
04/18/2014 | 09:02 PM
Keep everything relaxed and positive in the Djoker match. You can do it Roger, I know you can!!!!!!
04/18/2014 | 08:50 PM
Dearest Roger:

Congratulations, you are at your best, and you are the GREATEST ever !!!!!!

I love you forever !!!!!! Beat Djokovic in the semis !!!!

GOD bless you !!!!!
04/18/2014 | 08:48 PM
Thank you RF4WORLD
Your reports are always valued. I had been wondering with the 2 Swiss in the semis, if and when Roger gets to be ranked no.3 again. I think quietly Stan will be very relieved when Roger becomes Swiss No.1 again.
CHIEKO89. You may be lucky you missed the match, it was quite painful to watch, fantastic ending though! If you can watch a recording at least you will know the story has a happy ending! It was a day when nothing much went right for him but perseverance won the day!
04/18/2014 | 08:47 PM
Fantastic match, thank you! Good Luck in the semi!
Best wishes.
04/18/2014 | 08:41 PM
Great grit Roger to fight back against Jo! The backhand was filled with too many errors in the first set but soon as you found your rhythm it was all to easy. Good luck against Novak !
04/18/2014 | 08:33 PM
Well done Darling
We who love you applaud you. You are definately on the up. Good luck against the next opponent.
Lots of love
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