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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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01/27/2007 | 03:49 AM
yes! A game to relish! I should definitely have a copy of this to match over and over agian!

Now to the finals against Gonzalez. He is playing the game of his life, unlucky for him its you across the court.

best of luck! the crown is yours!

01/26/2007 | 09:53 PM
hi Rog

congrats
i was smiling the whole match and to think the media made a big fuss abt yo match with Roddick, abt how tough it was going to be haaaaaaa! looks like u had the last laugh.
looking forward to yo next match i'll be cheering u here all
01/26/2007 | 09:10 PM
One of the greates matches u ever played!! I'l hope that u play allso good in the final against Fernando Gonzalez. I hope that you win the final, and later the other Grand Slams. But that's for later!!
Good luck in the final! And allso congratilations wi
01/26/2007 | 09:07 PM
Go on Roger, just one more step

History is in the making everyday.
Thank you for proving that hard work really pays off.

Best regards

Hugo
01/26/2007 | 08:02 PM
Dear Roger
You are brilliant....the best....you are gonna beat Gonzales in the finals....
Looking forward to the match on sunday..x
01/26/2007 | 07:37 PM
there is not much too say, you were amazing!
good luck in the finals!!!
01/26/2007 | 06:26 PM
Fabulous, impresionate.a tennis lesson your victory.without a doubt which you are far best of all, not only in tennis, but the best sportsman of all, inside and outside the field.you are simply a genius.an example for all, specially for the children.

B
01/26/2007 | 05:53 PM
Hello Roger,

My Goodness, you slaughtered poor Roddick. But your performance tonight was just marvelous. Well, one more to go. Do we see another Federer's slaughterhouse happening? I just hope I can see another great performance. Ganbare!!
01/26/2007 | 05:03 PM
Pure perfection!! I am convinced I am watching a genius. I thought I had seen the best tennis in the world with Bjon Borg and then with Pete Sampras, but your tennis Roger is simply out of this world. Good luck tomorrow against Gonzales
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