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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 | 05:11 AM
win the trophy
love you
01/25/2013 | 05:11 AM
All the best for ur semifinal...
love you
01/25/2013 | 05:04 AM
GO GET 'EM, FED ! No worries....no one compares to you.
01/25/2013 | 05:04 AM
GO GET 'EM, FED ! No worries....no one compares to you.
01/25/2013 | 03:55 AM
Come on Roger...you can do it. Play your game..
01/25/2013 | 03:39 AM
Andy now is much improved, so RF should use the head to beat in stead of power. Let's find way to get 1 break for each set. 3 sets 6-4 is my wish for RF. Come on.
01/25/2013 | 03:03 AM
Roger Mr. Federer:

You beat yourself to win!!!!! We trust you to win this match please and we all stand behind you to support strongly.
01/25/2013 | 03:02 AM
Please, beat him. He is in no way close to you. A huge hug for tomorrow.
01/25/2013 | 03:00 AM
Thant was fantastic, Roger. Congratulations !! May tomorrow's match end the same way. May your finesse, patience, selfbelief anId determination be always with youand may your gardian angel never LEAVE YOUR SIDE. i ALWAY PRAY FOR YOU. May God bless you always.
Tons of love and tons of luck for tomorrows match and tons of love from me.
01/25/2013 | 02:19 AM
Roger, with unconditional conviction and belief in yourself, YOU CAN DO IT!!! Go beat Andy and then Novak, to win another title. Supporting you all the way!!!