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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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01/25/2007 | 10:51 PM
That's right! Hope you win the final! =)
01/25/2007 | 10:41 PM
I just read the press conference with you that is posted on the A. Open website. You are such a great role model. Your modesty is so refreshing. Your match against Andy was unlike any I have seen before. How do you cover so much ground and hit shots w
01/25/2007 | 10:35 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!
It was absolutely thrilling to witness your flawless game. It was stunning!!! Your brilliant shot making is way better than the power hitters. I want to describe how great you and your game, but it would take a page of adjecti
01/25/2007 | 10:27 PM
Amazing. That's what you are.
01/25/2007 | 10:26 PM
Unbeliavable match, just perfect. There was a lot of preassure because of the koyoong defeat, but you showed that the real matches are the ones that matter. Again and again I have to say im happy to be arround during your reign on the kingd
01/25/2007 | 10:24 PM

Roger, that was CRUEL! Whatever did poor Andy do to you?

Wish you the very best of luck on Sunday, not that you'll need it on this form...

Love forever,

Daley xxx
01/25/2007 | 10:17 PM
Dear Roger,

congratulations for your outstanding match against Andy today and reaching your 7th consecutive GS final.
We are so blessed to be able to witness your career and your achievements.
Thanks for everything.
Good luck in the final and have
01/25/2007 | 10:12 PM
01/25/2007 | 10:09 PM
What a nice game. EXCELLENT!! I'm really happy of the victory
01/25/2007 | 10:08 PM
Sin palabras, es la peefeccion del tenis y el mejor tenista de toda la historia al lado de los grandes