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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 | 06:14 AM
Roger, what an brilliant game!! you're such an excellent tennis player, the best in the world as also confirmed by Rod Laver. We do enjoy your performances and also your great personality and charity to the world (e.g UNICEF, RF foundation etc) we wish
01/26/2007 | 05:44 AM
Dear Roger

I dont know where to start. Your fans have said it all. All I can say is God will be with you always and will protect you now and forever.

All the best to you and your family and Mirka and the team.

Sincerely,

Your 'Aunty Pat' fro
01/26/2007 | 05:42 AM
I admired your fine play.

Love,Roger!!!!!

I hope to win the championship.
01/26/2007 | 05:37 AM
What an awesome game with Roddick - just an amazing performance! Looking forward to the final - you've got us all cheering for you. Go champ!

Razzey
01/26/2007 | 05:28 AM
Roger!
There is nothing more to add to all the posts.
I rushed back home from work to see the replay and got right on time for the second set.
And what a treat it was!!! It was like a magic show and I'm sure that all of us, tennis fans and strangers t
01/26/2007 | 05:19 AM
Dear Roger,
I can't say anything on this performance, you are realy true champion, now just 1 match away to get 10th Trophy in Grand Slam, Keep it more up

Always supporting you ,
Haseeb Ansari
01/26/2007 | 05:17 AM
Roger, I have nothing to say.
CONGRATULATION!!!

Sunny
01/26/2007 | 05:10 AM
UNBELIEVABLE GAME!!!, BUT IT'S ROGER, SO BELIEVE IT.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
ROGER, I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH
01/26/2007 | 05:08 AM
Dearest Roger,

I am SO PROUD of you! My warmest congratulations go out to you and your team for this fantastic victory! You have worked harder than anyone to reach perfection and you deserve to be in this final more than anyone. It has not been an e
01/26/2007 | 05:07 AM
Roger; good performance! Having "experimented" with more net play in the last two or three months seems to be paying off. Also, the part of your game that you are comfortable with (baseline game) was working very well. Keep it up!