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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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01/25/2007 | 10:30 AM
4:29 AM (NEW YORK)
01/25/2007 | 10:17 AM
Hi, anyone please response. What's the result for SF between Roger and Roddick? Please....
01/25/2007 | 07:22 AM
Good luck Roger! Hope you dictate play from the baseline. You don't need to venture into net. Take him from the base!
01/25/2007 | 05:40 AM
hi rogeeeeeeeeeeeee
how r u and feel more comfortable after beating andy roddick
01/25/2007 | 05:17 AM
Roger is a superman, he can do anything ..... C'mon, I believe he will win ....

hope it will be a wonderful match ...
01/25/2007 | 04:25 AM
Hi Roger,

I am thinking about you a few hours before your match with Roddick. I want to wish you good luck again and I shall be praying for your victory.

As always,
A loyal Fan
01/25/2007 | 04:05 AM
Whaz up? I have a bbbiiiiggggg favour to ask you. Could you please wear a bright red shirt tonight. For some reason, I see you winning in red.
God speed,
01/25/2007 | 03:57 AM
All the best roger! hope you have loads of fun beacuse thats all that matters! Every one will still love you wether you win or lose! GOODLUCK!
01/25/2007 | 03:24 AM
HI! Rogie,
I am waiting for the match, i am so excite than u. i wish u gonna win beat andy.
01/25/2007 | 03:03 AM
it's 9pm in the us, afternoon already down under, about 7 hours away from the semis with andy. been anxious since your qf win, and powerless to influence the stars, and the movement of the planets, and the influence of the moon on the tides, and certain t
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