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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 | 03:52 PM
We need the king of grass to be back
07/06/2012 | 03:52 PM
OMGGGGGGGGGG!I CAN'T BELIEVE!!!GENIUS!!!yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
07/06/2012 | 03:51 PM
He did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 sets to 1 and Roger starts the 4th set. Comeonnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We believe in you Roger. I knew he needed this break or else it eould dampen his spirit. Go Roger.
07/06/2012 | 03:51 PM
Now hope fed finish that djoko off 4th set, that djoko's gf always look cocky
07/06/2012 | 03:51 PM
needs focus now 4th set..to not trow it away.
07/06/2012 | 03:51 PM
thats the 2004-2009 Federer
07/06/2012 | 03:50 PM
YES get that roar going
07/06/2012 | 03:50 PM
07/06/2012 | 03:49 PM
Roger is playing a clean match, only 9 UE's to 20 winners. THey are so equally matched if there is any mistake it has serious repercussions! Go FED!!!
07/06/2012 | 03:49 PM
Ok take this dont miss it he is tight