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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 | 01:38 AM
Roger,

The Robredo match looked a little inconsistent in parts, but I like your chances against Roddick. He is confident, but he does not have enought belief in his attempts at versatility. Keep pounding him, and he will break down. All the best to
01/24/2007 | 01:26 AM
Congratulation for your win and another semi. Yesterday, something was brothering you the whole night, you doesn't seem to be happy about something...don't know what. Any way, you still win in straight set. So, great Job.
Good Luck against Andy. He is pl
01/24/2007 | 01:22 AM
Congrats for another 3 sets victory, dear Roger and reaching your 11 concecutive GS semi-final. There are no words to describe your achievements.
Let me just say that we are all so proud of you.
You are our man!!!

Good luck in the next match. Believe
01/24/2007 | 12:31 AM
Roger,

Good luck against Andy !!!!
01/24/2007 | 12:23 AM
Congratulations Roger !

I am fully into that comfort feeling that you will win this tournament.

Good Luck, Health and Happiness !

Simi.
01/24/2007 | 12:08 AM
u were fantastic against robredo. he pushed you quite a bit, but like the champion that you are, you turned up the gear when the pressure is on. amazing. :D

roddick is playing good, but i know that you know that and you would always come prepared no ma
01/24/2007 | 12:07 AM
Andy is playingreally well but he's not better than Rogi! So GO MASTER, YOU'RE THE GREATEST!!!
01/24/2007 | 12:04 AM
Way to go Roger! us non-cable tv fans are staying up late listening to the zany Australian radio commentators on the internet. Stay head and heart strong--as you always do--and Roddick's new confidence will prove to be not as real as yours. And drill it a
01/23/2007 | 11:59 PM
roger is going to beat andy in straight sets,no matter how well andy plays. roger will win the championship without dropping a set, i can guarentee that much.
01/23/2007 | 11:37 PM
Hi Roger,

Congratulations on your latest win and the new record! Good luck in the semi-final; if you just play your game you'll win. Two more matches to go! Looking forward to seeing you play against Andy; should be a high quality match. (it almost alw