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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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01/24/2007 | 09:43 AM
Congrats!! :D Good luck! But I'm sure you'll beat Roddick ;)
01/24/2007 | 09:41 AM
Great match again, Roger!

I know that you can beat Roddick, just play your great game and concentrate.
01/24/2007 | 09:09 AM
I dont know how long this match would be, or how could i control myself not to be so excited, but for one thing I'm so sure is that Roger will win this match...... or I would say.....this grand slam title!

; )
01/24/2007 | 08:25 AM
grande Roger!!!
ora attenzione a Roddick!
01/24/2007 | 07:49 AM
i still believe you can overcome andy roddick. go roger, break a leg!
01/24/2007 | 07:28 AM
all the best roger
u have to win this championship. SHOW MUST GO ON.
01/24/2007 | 06:37 AM
Congratulats ROGER!!

Wind was strong today. I like a slight action to show after you did a common mistake plenty. Will head cold be all right?
Next to Andy. I am a pleasure now what kind of fight two people develop following US open of last year. I s
01/24/2007 | 05:57 AM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations to you. You won well and you still seem to be bothered by your cold.Please take care of yourself and all the best for tomorrow. I know you wioll be the winner.

God be with you now and forever. The best to your Mon an
01/24/2007 | 05:51 AM
i think some of your fans herer are right. we really love you so much and would love you to win the AO. but i think if you play with andy with the below-quality game you played last night, it will be tough. he has a very good chance of beating you. unless
01/24/2007 | 04:53 AM
For this time, I am quite worried about the coming match against Andy.

So far this year, you are not yet at your best (the level that you usually maintain).

So Boost it up....Roger. Not only for yourself, but for your fans too.