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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 | 03:11 PM
PERFECT GAME, Really you were oustanding.
It is too hard to talk about it. But I want to say you, that all are so proud of you.
Goooooooooooooooooo for the tittle and WIN
All my love , support and proud of you.
cecilia
01/26/2007 | 03:03 PM
Wow!!!!!!!!! That was just unbelievable, amazing, breathtaking! One of your best matches ever! I think Andy's stares at you were the best way to comment at it... And please do it one more time on Sunday! You deserve it!
So good luck against Gonzalez!!!!!
01/26/2007 | 02:08 PM
GOOD IS ON COURT
01/26/2007 | 01:30 PM
Pourquoi vouloir à tout prix trouver "le plus grand sportif de tous les remps"? Quelle sottise. Pourquoi opposer Roger, Zidane, Muhammed Ali, Jordan, "Magic" Johson, Rod Laver, John Mac, Tiger Wood etc??? Ils sont tous au sommet, tous différents, comme c
01/26/2007 | 12:57 PM
wow..ur tennis is so gooood...
it's one of ur best performance, rogie =)
n i hope u'll keep it up, n do it one more time over gonsalez, u r just one step to the trophy..
i wish u all the best rogie, giv u support =)
01/26/2007 | 12:47 PM
Roger, that semis display was just dazzling...i am speechless, i am without speech...utter brilliance!! I thank you for letting us witness this greatness :D I wish you all the best for the final and know that you can make the big 10! you can go all the wa
01/26/2007 | 12:37 PM
Hi Roger!
It was great to see you play so well on thursday night. It was awesome to watch and congrats BUT we knew you would get there anyways! =) Yyou're such a fantastic tennis player and continue to do so for Sunday night!!
01/26/2007 | 12:03 PM
Genius, genius, genius. Say no more. They should no longer comment your matches, and just let the racket do the talking. If the Buddha played tennis, this would have been what it looked like.
01/26/2007 | 11:22 AM
SIMPLE GENIUS.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU WITH MORE SUCCESS.

Fan
01/26/2007 | 10:38 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Roger
Good Luck!!!
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