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Roger in semis after |five-set thriller

05.06.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger came back from two sets down to win his quarter-final match against Juan Martin Del Porto 3-6, 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-0, 6-3 today to reach his record-tying 31st Grand Slam semi-final.

"I knew Juan Martin's knee was bothering him and was trying to finish the rallies quickly," said Roger. "I knew it would be a big fight today."

Roger did not seem in form in the opening set, simply committing too many errors. In the second set, he found into the game but eventually dropped the set in the tie-breaker (4-7). Then, he shifted another gear and started the third set with an early break when Del Potro double-faulted. After that, del Potro seemed to be struggling with a knee injury, his ability to move becoming gradually worse. Roger later converted his second match ball after 3:14 hours secure a spot in the semis - where he will play Novak Djokovic.

 
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06/08/2012 | 07:02 PM
Sad thing is, the spark that Roger had in the Slams is still there, unfortunately against everyone but Rafa and Novak :(.
06/08/2012 | 07:01 PM
roger .... i am watching you match live ... can't believe what's happening .. so many unforced errors????? 2 breaks up in 2nd set and still lost it ... unbelievable ... it seems that you want to loose the match .... :-(((
06/08/2012 | 06:59 PM
5-2 in the third now, 46 UE by Roger, a shame. I really wish Tsonga would have won, then Roger would be in the final by now.
06/08/2012 | 06:59 PM
Just saying if I were that good I have been 2-0 sets up Roger, saying that I didn't expect you to win. All the best at Wimbledon and the Olympics
06/08/2012 | 06:58 PM
Well, I'm not that disappointed because I didn't expect a win today. Semis is a good result. And Nadal's gonna win the final anyway. So, why bother? Good luck for the grass court season, show them how it's done, Roger :)
06/08/2012 | 06:55 PM
Hi roger! To watch you losing really breaks my heart but I still believe you can pull off the impossible because you're the king of kings. You can do it champ! God bless
06/08/2012 | 06:50 PM
Oh wow. I got the score right!!
06/08/2012 | 06:48 PM
FOURTY UES DISGUSTING
06/08/2012 | 06:43 PM
Wanted to see u lifting the trophy......but it seems impossible:( :(
06/08/2012 | 06:38 PM
Good luck