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Roger in semis after |five-set thriller

23.01.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 1

A challenging, thrilling, brilliant shot making, cliff hanger of a match that saw our Roger come through 7-6,4-6,7-6,3-6,6-3.  "The whole match was tough. Any set could have gone either way," he said. "You never know what Jo's going to come up with. It was a pleasure to come through.I felt like I played some great tennis but Jo played great tennis too." There were times when Roger was imperious and times when Tsonga’s shot making made our champ look pedestrian. Tsonga had unleashed a series of brilliant shots to level the match at 2 sets all. He made 17 winners to Roger’s 7 in the 4th set to take it in style and set up a thrilling finish. In the end Roger’s experience, but even more his court craft, brought our champ through to a hard earned victory. The match was a stunner with no quarter given on either side – it took Roger 4 match points to close out Tsonga and win the final set 6-3 with a superb overhead smash at the 5th attempt. Our champ had been composure personified in this set and took the decisive break at 2-1 to set up an advantage he did not relinquish. This is Roger’s 10th straight semi-final in the Australian Open in his bid for an 24th Grand Slam final.

Roger has now set up the possibility of an electrifying semi-final match against the Scot Andy Murray – at the moment Murray leads 10-9 in career head to head matches.

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01/25/2013 | 08:09 AM
Good luck to your match against Andy Murray.
01/25/2013 | 07:58 AM
Good luck, dearest Roger. I hope you feel as sharp and fresh as you did against tomic. You were your marvellous self in that match. I can't watch it live, because I get too nervous, but I Will of course watch it later and i Will check the score about every 5 minutes! Please have a good time, feel no nerves, the crowd is yours! I hope you win of course and i Will be rooting for you all the way!! Xxxxx
01/25/2013 | 07:57 AM
Play well Roger. I hope you can win.
01/25/2013 | 07:49 AM
01/25/2013 | 07:48 AM
Good Luck Roger,but i feel you will not need it,as your Tennis Skills will do the talking.You are the Greatest Tennis Player of all time.Murray is in your Arena.He will be intimitated by the crowd,as most of the support is for you.Take Murray out.Then Djokovic in the Final.The 18th Slam is waiting for you.GO CHAMP.GENIUS AT WORK.
01/25/2013 | 07:27 AM
Wish you to show your best tennis today. I will enjoy your playing no matter of the result. Good Luck, Roger.
01/25/2013 | 07:17 AM
Today it is going to be one heck of a semifinal from federer.
and he is going to be playing in the finals on sunday,and will be kissing the cup after a high pounding and exhaustive match late in the night on that day.
All that said he is definitely going to win the AO13 .
bring down the house roger!
01/25/2013 | 06:04 AM
Here's to a fabulous match tonight! All the best!
01/25/2013 | 05:40 AM
Wishing you success in outclasses Andy in decisive win tonight. And shine your masterly best to dictate the plays with your various devastated precise serves & strokes. Terminate points as early as possible to win the first set and so on. Stay focus & calm to maintain your aggressive pack & rhythm. Good luck, dear.
All the best, Roger.
In “RF” that we trust for excellent masterclass of Tennis executor.
01/25/2013 | 05:25 AM
All the best Roger, you can do it, send Murray packing,Go Roger!!!