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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 | 05:00 AM
Roger we wil watch ur final with great hope that u will won so best of luck n in semi final u have shown extra ordinary perfomance keep up this good wrok
01/26/2007 | 04:54 AM
ROGER you are a real champion and u play very well against rodick and that was one of the great matches i ever watch of teenis keep up this good work best of luck for finals and u will win AUSTRALIAN OPEN
01/26/2007 | 04:48 AM
Amazing!!!! All I have to say is thank you for being who you are. It is a privilege to watch you play. I think part of your seccess is due to your actions as a humanitarian helping all those kids in Africa. God is rewarding you for everything. You are no
01/26/2007 | 04:39 AM
If someone could PLEASE post the match on YouTube or something, I would LOVE you forever!
01/26/2007 | 04:38 AM
You played fantastic. It was midnight in the US, and I was up to watch you play. It was worth it. You are a truly MASTER. At the beginning of the match you made a few errors, but after the first set you just did not allowed Andy to try any shots, and if
01/26/2007 | 04:37 AM
Go Roger!!!! You're The best!!! Good luck!!
01/26/2007 | 04:33 AM
It was the best present I've got. What magnificent pleasure I got from witnessing such greatness!
01/26/2007 | 04:32 AM
I think I can safely say that you played the best match of your career against Roddick on Thursday. From what I've been reading, Roger, you basically just cemented your status as the greatest shotmaker in the history of the sport. Those people who would
01/26/2007 | 04:20 AM
hi roger,
ur play was mindblowing.well done .i expected to see u in the finals.CONGRATS!!!!
all the best for the finals.
luv u,
niyati.
01/26/2007 | 04:18 AM
CONGRATULATIONS, ROGER!!!
YOU WERE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AND UNBELIEVABLE TODAY!!!
KEEP ON PLAYING THIS WAY. I'D REALLY LOVE A ROGER VS. GONZALEZ FINAL.