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Roger marches into final!

25.01.2007 | Tennis

It took Roger just 1h 23mins today to blow away Andy Roddick 6-4, 6-0, 6-2, advancing to the Australian Open final. The American had beat Roger just two weeks ago, but did not stand a chance this evening with Roger playing one of his best matches ever.

He ran off 11 consecutive games against sixth-seeded Roddick. Seeking his 10th Grand Slam title, he blunted Roddick's powerful serve and whipped passing shots seemingly at will. He made 7 out of 7 break points – against one of the best servers in the world. "I had one of these days when everything worked, I was unbeatable," Roger said. "It's just unreal. I am shocked myself, I don't know what to say. The tournament is not even over yet. Let me do it one more time."

Roddick, who often stared at Roger as if he couldn't believe what he was seeing, won only nine of his 31 approaches to the net, and had only 11 winners. Roger had 45 winners and just 12 unforced errors. He was virtually untouchable as he reached his seventh consecutive Grand Slam final to equalize Australian Jack Crawford’s record in Slam sequence set back in 1933-34.


Roger will play the winner of Friday's semi-final between Chilean 10th seed Fernando Gonzalez and Germany's Tommy Haas, the 12th seed, in the final, where he’s given the chance of repeating Bjorn Borgs performance in 1980 when the Swede won a Grand Slam Title without set loss.

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01/26/2007 | 12:19 AM
EStuviste genial en el partido rog!!!! valio la pena levantarme a las 2:30 de la mañana para verte jugar, espero y asi juegues en la final!!! ok!!! te quiero muchísimoooo
Atte. paulina ;-)
01/26/2007 | 12:13 AM
ya sabiamos que federer era increible, pero esta exibicion de poder es un abuso!!! eres lo maximo federer!!!!!!!
01/26/2007 | 12:11 AM
Una sola palabra: INCREIBLE.

01/26/2007 | 12:09 AM
Hi dear Roger
you were amazing,it is unbeliviable the way you play...definitely you are a genious i am sure you will win the championship and of course i will always support you
01/26/2007 | 12:02 AM
A BAGEL for breakfast? (here in Switzerland ~ 10:30 a.m.)

How nice of you...THANKS!

Please remember that bagels are delicious at any time of the day...even on Sundays... ;)
With fries? OK, we'll have brunch.

En-guete mittenand!
En-joy your
01/26/2007 | 12:01 AM
Dear Roger,

CONGRATULATIONS for your perfect, sheer brilliance, and out-of-this world performance in your match against Roddick!! What many awesome shot-makings you did, especially in the 2nd set. I was watching your match in a bit of disbelief and awe
01/25/2007 | 11:59 PM
My dearest:
If you're shocked, what's left for us? Congratulations!
You've played an amazing match. And just as you said you're unbeatable!
C'mon Roger!
Keep on playing like that and writing your own
01/25/2007 | 11:43 PM
Dear Roger!!

You are a:

Real (Sometimes I think that you aren't)
Outstanding player (the best of the bests)
Great person
Excellent athlete

Only Roger will be able to surpass Roger's records
01/25/2007 | 11:38 PM
Wow, what an amazing performance. You were great Roger. Keep up the amazing work. And defend your title!!
01/25/2007 | 11:37 PM
YAY ROGER! Congruts on this big win, looked soo good 2day blew him out.. NO one stopping u from getting this title... U will be great wether its against Gonzalez or Haas..WE LOVE U NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS. The best in my heart.. Best of luck Roger!!