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Roger battles back to reach semis

18.04.2014 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger came back from one set down at the Monte Carlo Masters today to defeat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-1 and book a spot in the semis. It was our champ's 950th career victory.

Roger struggled in the opening set as he dropped his serve and clearly lost the set. Play in the second set was more even, eventually going into a tie-break where Roger just managed to fight off Tsonga's strong shots and capture the set. An early break in the decider gave Roger a real boost, with our champ going all the way, only leaving Tsonga one single game.

Roger will next face either defending champion Novak Djokovic or Guillermo Garcia-Lopez for a place in the final.

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04/19/2014 | 04:02 PM
I was thinking it may prevent Djoko from using full power on his first serves, giving Roger more time. Either way he has problems and a Roger needs to make the most of it.
04/19/2014 | 04:01 PM
It's nice to see the ease with which Roger has held his last 2 service games.
04/19/2014 | 03:55 PM
Early signs of frustration from Djokovic.
Now is Roger's time to pounce and stay strong!
04/19/2014 | 03:54 PM
That's more like it. Go go go Roger!
04/19/2014 | 03:53 PM
Fingers crossed!
04/19/2014 | 03:48 PM
I'd say the wrist is more active during second serves.
If so, Djokovic may be in some trouble.
04/19/2014 | 03:47 PM
Yeah I agree that it will probably improve as the match goes on. The wrist gets warmed up and the strapping loosens a little allowing more natural movement.
04/19/2014 | 03:44 PM
It looked to me that the arm may be affecting his first serve. That may 'improve' as time goes on.
Come on Roger, hold serve, first and foremost!
04/19/2014 | 03:44 PM
He didn't want his practice session televised apparently.
04/19/2014 | 03:43 PM
5-10 minutes according to Annabel Croft!