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Roger breezes into semis

22.01.2014 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger has seen off the challenge of Andy Murray to reach the semi-final of the Australian Open.with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-7(6) and 6-3 win.

 

"I'm probably one of the guys who misses more break-point opportunities than other guys so I'm kind of used to it. You stay positive - give yourself a chance," Roger said.

Roger did not face any break points while converting both of his opportunities in building a comfortable two-set lead. But Murray got his first and only break chance in the third set when Roger was serving for the match at 5-4. After Murray was successful with that, he even went on to defent two match-points in the tie-breaker and win the set. Roger won the opening game of the fourth set before Murray battled in his serve as the two players went to deuce 10 times. Roger later broke Murray in the eighth game and held serve this time to wrap up the win in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Roger will now face Rafael Nadal in the semi-final on Friday in what will be their 33rd encounter on the ATP Tour.


 
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01/24/2014 | 12:24 PM
Oh well... :(
Let's hope Stan will beat him in the final.
At least he seems to be hitting the ball stronger than Fed atm, and his service was better even.
Let's hope hi doesn't crumble mentally vs Nadal.
01/24/2014 | 12:24 PM
I am happy Roger got this far. A good run for him after the problems of last year and the new racquet. We have seen an extraordinary improvement in him. There is still time and room for improvement, working with Stefan and no doubt further getting used to the racquet. Having go this far, I am disappointed as will he be, despite brave words, he could not beat Nadal and get to final. Dommage Roger, next time we will have him!
01/24/2014 | 12:24 PM
I will not watch the final...but record it....and only watch it when Stan wins...stupid tennis from Nadal...not the trace from federer.....he needs to work mentally to get better....federer defeats him self time and time again against Nadal. Totally unnessecary he must believe in his capabillitys which he has plenty...otherwise dimitrov is potential player to play like federer....but it will never be the Same when federer is gone...
01/24/2014 | 12:22 PM
how can u do that after 2 sets ..........that volley wud have come back as a lob .....this is a joke
01/24/2014 | 12:22 PM
I will not watch the final...but record it....and only watch it when Stan wins...stupid tennis from Nadal...not the trace from federer.....he needs to work mentally to get better....federer defeats him self time and time again against Nadal. Totally unnessecary he must believe in his capabillitys which he has plenty...otherwise dimitrov is potential player to play like federer....but it will never be the Same when federer is gone...
01/24/2014 | 12:22 PM
I don't agree with what just happend. The cheater didn't deserve this at all!! And his uncle is annoying as hell
01/24/2014 | 12:21 PM
how can u do that after 2 sets ..........that volley wud have come back as a lob .....this is a joke
01/24/2014 | 12:21 PM
Stan has the adv of knowing exactly how Nadal will play him in the final, so his coach can prep him well.
01/24/2014 | 12:20 PM
Guys,no worries.Stan will win AO,mark my words......
01/24/2014 | 12:19 PM
Stan has the adv of knowing exactly how Nadal will play him in the final, so his coach can prep him well.