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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 | 04:15 AM
Congratulation on your qtr final win!
I'm glad you played that exhibition match against Andy, now you are familiar with his new and improved game. We wish you the best of game, focus, and agressiveness for the semifinal. Go Roger!!!
Your fan,
01/24/2007 | 04:15 AM
I love Roger but I really think Andy is going to win this time, I mean, he has gotten better in the game, let's just hope for the best to win.
01/24/2007 | 03:42 AM
Best of luck against Andy. We, your fans, know that you are the best ever, so everything will be fine.
Best wishes!!!!!!!
01/24/2007 | 03:02 AM
Federer=Tennis God!!!
01/24/2007 | 02:33 AM
Dear Roger and all fans,

For our HEROE, there are 2 more matches to conquer for the 10th Grand Slam !!!

First with Andy. Although Andy is improving and is more confident with Jimmy Connor's coaching, i'm confident that Roger will prevail. Just reme
01/24/2007 | 02:29 AM
Top stuff Roger!! Congrats on your new record! Keep up your super tennis! good luck for the semis, we know you will show us some brilliant tennis which will send you through to the final :D

01/24/2007 | 02:01 AM
Go, Roger, go! So much noise is being given to Andy winning at the Kooyong Exhibition. I've even read somebody asking for an epic match(as in Sampras-Corretja, Agassi-Baghdatis) of yours. I guess for some people, you dominating the sports for the last
01/24/2007 | 01:55 AM
Hi Roger,
Well, nobody can call you a wuse. You always rise to the occasion with passion, spirit, and committment.
And baby, you've got your MoJo workin'!
Looking forward to watching the semi's LIVE.
01/24/2007 | 01:50 AM
It was great watching Djokovic eat humble-pie during his post-match interview! Well done Roger!!!!
01/24/2007 | 01:41 AM
Now the real test begins CHAMP... I know in my heart that YOU will relish this occassion and will come out VICTORIOUS!

All my energy and prayers for YOU!