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Roger to play Djokovic

04.07.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger will play defending champion Novak Djokovic in the semis of Wimbledon after defeating Mikhail Youzhny with ease 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 today.

“I played great out there today,” Roger said. “My game suits up well against him. It was obviously a tough situation out there for him. I’m extremely happy to be back in the semi-finals here at Wimbledon."

Roger cruised to a 14th win in 14 meetings against Youzhny today, showing no signs of the back pain which had bothered him in the fourth round against Xavier Malisse. He left Youzhny hardly any chances, winning the point on his first serve 88 percent of the time.

“I think it helps when royalty shows up and other legends of the game come to see me play. I think it’s inspiring. I’m happy they came to support tennis and support me. It was very special,” Roger said about the Centre Court audience that included Prince William and Kate, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf and Rod Laver, all sitting in the Royal Box.

Roger will now play Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals. Roger still has a 14-12 edge against the current world number one. The two have met in Grand Slam semifinals five times in the past two years, with Djokovic winning four of those matches. They have never played each other at Wimbledon so far.

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07/06/2012 | 04:01 PM
Djoko trying to fluke like last years US Open semi
07/06/2012 | 04:01 PM
Roger has to go 2 breaks up just to make sure...hard to do that...
07/06/2012 | 04:01 PM
YES!! perhaps Roger is hearing our prayers and God is working his miracle. Now McEnroe is singing your praises and saying Roger is dominating Djoko. Keep holdong serve my love, don't let him nreak back. Consolidate your break
07/06/2012 | 04:01 PM
Djoko is smashing everything now, like free roll
07/06/2012 | 04:00 PM
Ok now this could be dangerous keep holding but still go for it! POKAH your odd do you knwo that lol
07/06/2012 | 04:00 PM
Finish djoko off like a charging train
07/06/2012 | 04:00 PM
Double break point.!!! Yess.... 2-0..
07/06/2012 | 03:59 PM
He did it. Comeooo=nnnnnn. Just slowly but surely keep holding serve Roger. Still got 2 break points
07/06/2012 | 03:58 PM
I haven't been able to get out of bed since I woke up. I am gripped by this match. Could Roger please break here and lead 2-0
07/06/2012 | 03:58 PM