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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 | 11:41 PM
Dear Rog,

relax and play your best tonight, enjoy the competition, he is the one who is nervous , go straight at his belly button when the passing angle is small and he will give you an easy ball to pass 2nd time around. When he is in trouble on hi
01/24/2007 | 11:36 PM
If you go out with the mindset and focus you had in Shanghai against Rafa, I don't see how Andy can beat you. Go get him Roger!
01/24/2007 | 09:43 PM
GOOD LUCK ROGER.


ALMICA
01/24/2007 | 09:35 PM
You really dont like Djokovic do you! It was amazing how you came out to play. We know you play the match according to the level of your opponent, but you do take us on emotional roller coaster sometimes. Goodluck on the court and Godbless for Everyhting
01/24/2007 | 09:15 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on your win against Robredo and on reaching the semi-final.

Good luck against Roddick. Take care.

Love From Christinex
01/24/2007 | 09:02 PM
Sorry all Roger Fans , there were some unforced errors in my last comment (the upper one) so, here is the correced version.

Hi Roger!!!! Many Many CONGRATULATIONS on winning the QF Of the 1st GrandSlam of 2007. That's great. Robredo was a tough competi
01/24/2007 | 08:59 PM
Congrats for another 3 sets victory, Roger and reaching your 11 concecutive GS semi-final.
An remarkable result !!
Good luck in the next match. Believe in you, like we all believe in you.
GOOOOooooo ROGER

01/24/2007 | 08:55 PM
Hi Roger!!!! Many Many CONGRATULATIONS on winning the QF Of the 1st GrandSlam of 2007. That's great. Robredo was a tough competitor and also made many unforced errors in the match, but thanx GOD in the End u r success. Plz pay attention towards ur errors,
01/24/2007 | 08:46 PM
My congratulations!
You are perfect player.No matter if its windy!But sometimes I am a little bit nervous of your play!
Wish you good luck!
Lots of love,
Vlada
01/24/2007 | 08:30 PM
Das wird ein heady match geben. Wir Schweizer Fans werden unsere Damen noch meeeeeeeeeeehr drücken. Viel Glück