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Roger through to semis!

09.11.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger booked a spot in the semis of the ATP World Tour Finals after a 4-6, 7-6(2), 7-5 win over Juan Martin del Potro today.


Roger had difficulties returning del Potro's serves in the beginning and simply committed too many errors in the opening set - letting the Argentinian take a 5-1 lead and eventually the set. In the second set, Roger fell a break behind again but this time, he managed to level at 3-3. Roger later played an excellent tie-breaker to level in sets. But our champ lost the momentum in the decider as he let his opponent open up a 3-0 advantage. But once again, Roger came back full blast, finding his way into the match not only levelling but scoring another late break to go up 6-5 and then closing out the match with his 10th ace.

Roger will meet Rafael Nadal in the semis tomorrow at 2 p.m.

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11/10/2013 | 04:42 PM
Roger, go fight with your heart no matter what.

You connect with what you have been beloved of the balls of tennis - we watch tennis because of you.
11/10/2013 | 04:42 PM
ADI1008, lol.. cool down...
11/10/2013 | 04:42 PM
fedfhurer, i was gonna right the same as you..rafas level was not that good, he did 2 things well, his serve and just hitting balls back in play and that was enough to beat roger.
11/10/2013 | 04:42 PM
FEDFHURER, Nadal's level is awful. Actually, I think the level of tennis decreased so much in this period.
11/10/2013 | 04:42 PM
ok guys, so now stay positive:

regroup, get a super physio and a strenght training coach...

He needs to up hiw physical and mental game big time.

Just for the record (and I know you and I hate this to our bones), Roger won a set against Djokovic, but couldn't even handle a break on dopal!

Disgusting... plus, nadal played way too low for a competitive level... if Roger was tired, the good news is that we can fix it with strenght and conditioning

if he WAS NOT... then what else can h
11/10/2013 | 04:41 PM
It feels like Roger lost the match before it was played. :(
Where was his fluid movement of yesterday? I'm so pissed (not at Roger, just pissed in general).
11/10/2013 | 04:39 PM
What can I say,am really gutted!Come on Stan hope you Win!.XxxxX RF.
11/10/2013 | 04:39 PM
They have now played only five times on indoor hard courts and this was the first time Rafa won.
11/10/2013 | 04:38 PM
The doubles semi finals is deep into the 2nd set. If it goes to a third, Roger's match could be delayed by half an hour or more.
11/10/2013 | 04:38 PM
the way I see it, Fed gave up!! which is fine if he has found the correct answers to win tuornaments..

Lady luck is not on an on-call service!!!