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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 | 01:43 PM
Rodger is the Best, he is gonna win this open
01/24/2007 | 01:26 PM
roger, u can surely do it!!!
beat roddick, get him!
show him ur wonderful tennis rogie..
i
01/24/2007 | 01:20 PM
Come on Roger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!No .1 you are the best!!!All fans support you,always!
01/24/2007 | 11:49 AM
Congratulations Roger!!!!!!!!
Another match against Roddick, in his present condition, well, that's quite a challenge and I have to admit I'm a tad bit nervous.
So good luck against Andy!!!!!
All my love,
Lydia
01/24/2007 | 11:45 AM
gud luck to u.. hope u get all the grand slam diz year.. best wishes~
01/24/2007 | 11:27 AM
Hi Federer!

Congratulations to you for achieving another milestone of consecutive semis. You should go with confidence while facing Roddick in the semis. Our prayers are with you.

Wakeel Ahmad
Lahore-Pakistan.
01/24/2007 | 10:26 AM
dear Roger,

All the very best for your match with Andy. As they say in Star Wars Roger "Use the force! " You have got it in spades. I am looking forward to seeing your matches in Melbourne

Marie
xoxoxo
01/24/2007 | 10:20 AM
Roger will claim the tittle.
01/24/2007 | 10:12 AM
rogie...i'm proud of you...just do your best and win this australian open!!! luv ya always!!!!!!
01/24/2007 | 10:10 AM
Congratulations!!!!!!!
Good luck against Roddick and show him that you are the best!!!!!!!!!!!