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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 | 12:15 PM
K3 i don't agree.
Besides for Djoko, Potro can beat him, Soederling can beat him, Dimitrov could beat him. All players that are powerful and tall to not bother with Nadal's boring - lift vs. the backhand, can beat him, hitting hard flat hits. All those players have a very good service as well.
Fed just lacks the raw power to beat Nadal, simple as that. He can't push him hard enough from forehand and get's back those lifted backhands he can't cope with.
01/24/2014 | 12:14 PM
Good call,should have challenged the other shot! Come on Roger! X:)
01/24/2014 | 12:14 PM
Nadal may seem like a machine against Federer but he is actually very beatable against a two-handed backhand. Stan I believe would be a tougher opponent than Roger because he gets more pace and weight of shot on either wing which is about 5-10% more but enough to trouble Nadal.
01/24/2014 | 12:13 PM
fakedal would have lost-edit
01/24/2014 | 12:13 PM
Oh wow something went Roger's way.
01/24/2014 | 12:13 PM
By the way,if Dimitrov was a little more careful,fakedal would have won 3-0.Next time he will.
01/24/2014 | 12:13 PM
Serving against match loss.

Come on Roger. You ARE Roger Federer!
01/24/2014 | 12:12 PM
Serving against match loss.

Come on Roger. You ARE Roger Federer!
01/24/2014 | 12:12 PM
Serving against match loss.

Come on Roger. You ARE Roger Federer!
01/24/2014 | 12:11 PM
ASPAR,that's my wish,too.