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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 | 01:54 AM
Dear Roger, two more to go, good luck against Andy.
01/25/2013 | 01:26 AM
Dearest Roger:

It is countdown now !!!
I can not wait for the match !!! LOL !!!

Please BEAT Murray !!! Do not give him any advantage on you,
make him feels uncomfortable at Court in every game, be focused &
confident, play aggressively, you know what to do, MAESTRO !!!

I am very optimistic, ALL the Record Crowd at Rod Laver Arena & ALL
OF US - WORLDWIDE FANS are all behind you, Eternal CHAMP !!!

Sending you ALL THE GOOD VIBES !!! Come on lovely Roger !!!

GOD BLESS
01/25/2013 | 01:25 AM
go federe r
01/25/2013 | 01:17 AM
I believe in you Federer san. Yes give us another religious experience just like what the driver said to the jounalist after wimby 2006 !! Thank you so much in advance.
01/24/2013 | 11:49 PM
That was a thrilling one man! It was superb to see how well you managed to play in the decider to eventually earn the win.

You've played amazing tennis over the past two weeks, and tonight the challenge will be a little bit harder.

I just hope you to play as best as you cand and luckily we'll be able to enjoy with you in a new final. It's been epic. 10 years of magic in Melbourne.

Keep the dream alive.

All the best, champ. I'm with you.

Don't stop believing.
Come on!
01/24/2013 | 11:38 PM
Dear Roger
The match vs Murray is approaching! I must say that I'm scared a bit! I know you are the best tennis player ever seen, I know you play the niceest tennis, but I'm worried weather you are tired? Can you recuperate after the last match?
Hope der God will give you good health and you will be fit enough for your opponent!
Wish you all the best and good luck dearest Roger!
Go, Roger, gooooooooooooooo!
Love, Mimi
01/24/2013 | 11:29 PM
Hi. Roger,
Hope you are feeling rested and ready for your next match with. Murray, just remember you are the king, the court belongs to you when you step out, keep focused and cool , be on it, ready and determined like you have been against. Tomic, Tsonga.

Give us another. Wimbledon, Federer V. Murray !!

You can do it. Roger, you are the best! You are the GREATEST. OF. ALL. TIME !!!!
Sending you strength and love🍀

Rachel xx
01/24/2013 | 11:28 PM
Well played Roger, was a treat seeing you. Also, felt so good to personally see Mirka smiling, clapping at Rod Laver Arena---

http://www.rogerfedererfans.com/forum/topic/1033-pics-of-mirka-federer-federer-twin-daughters-severin-luthi-paul-annacone-during-roger-federers-matches-at-australian-open-2013/

Good luck for your S.F Match. see you after 10 hours. Allez...
01/24/2013 | 11:24 PM
Bueno hoy q te vaya bien Roger, te deseo lo mejor, pon todo de ti, y par mi siempre seras el Maestro; GO ROGER GO!!!!!!!!!!!
01/24/2013 | 11:14 PM
And then there were two to beat, Andy and Novak.
Lets just take care of Andy first.
Like your millions of fans, I also believe in you.
Go Roger Go. To your 18th GS and 5th AO.
You CAN do it.
Love and respect you forever, no matter what the result is tomorrow.

Your fan, Kemna