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A new record and a date with Andy

23.01.2007 | Tennis

Roger moved another step towards defending his Australian Open title. He not only defeated Spain's Tommy Robredo 6-3, 7-6 (2), 7-5 to reach the semi-final, but also set up a new record. Roger is the first player of the Open era to have reached 11 consecutive Grand Slam semi-finals.

 

The conditions were not ideal tonight and forced both players to adapt a fair bit. The windy gusts on one side of the court were the reason for a whole series of breaks and re-breaks. Roger produced a total of 31 unforced errors during the match and dropped his serve twice in the opening set, but still managed to restrict Robredo to just three games.

 

It was Roger’s seventh-straight triumph over Robredo, whose only victory over our champ came in their first meeting at the Hopman Cup in 2002.

 

The victory sets up a semi-final clash with Andy Roddick, an opponent our world number one has had the wood on since their first meeting in 2001. But it must be mentioned that Roger just lost the final to the American at the AAMI Classic in Kooyong, an exhibition tournament, just a few weeks ago.

 

 
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01/26/2007 | 03:00 PM
That was just simply outstanding, can't wait to watch final!!!!!
01/25/2007 | 05:54 PM
Dear Federer,

you suprised everyone tonight ,you are simply a legend on the court.Good Luck for the FINALS.

GOWRI
01/25/2007 | 01:37 PM
Well Done Roger for your Semi win against Andy. I wish you best for the Finale & I am sure you will come out as a winner of your 3rd Aus Open.

This is a perfect start for the 2007 season.
01/25/2007 | 01:35 PM
Well done Roger.. I wish you best for Final & I am sure that you will win your 3rd Aus Open.

Regards.
01/25/2007 | 12:38 PM
Rivals ...talk,talk,talk and YOU ...brilliance,brilliance,brilliance!
Well Done and Another Brilliant Match in the final!
Best Wishes to you and yours
01/25/2007 | 12:34 PM
Wow!! Congratulations!!! I think our Lion will sleep well tonight.

Best wishes and love from the U.K.
01/25/2007 | 12:33 PM
Bravo! Not a great match from a tennis perspective, but beyond brilliant from a Roger fan one! Please keep on keeping on - you're one of the few bright spots in a world perspective these days. Thank you.
01/25/2007 | 12:30 PM
Roger,

You are amaging.
You are real HERO.

Go to the FINAL!
GOOD LUCK???

Love,
From JAPAN
Tomoko
01/25/2007 | 12:29 PM
I have tears in my eyes after watching your match with Andy... Maybe it's because your game is fantastic, or maybe Andy was just too sad to watch... Dunno which...
Anyway, no one should ever brag before a match with you, whether it be Djokovic or Roddick
01/25/2007 | 12:28 PM
Rogerrrrrrrr...
That was the best match i ever saw..hw did u do that? you were just fabulous.. u play like a Computer!
All the very very best 4 the Finals..
love,
kshama
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