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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 | 04:14 PM
I hope Roger isn't going to have the same problems with break points as he did last night.
04/19/2014 | 04:14 PM
Djoko is acting.... Nothing he cannot handle
04/19/2014 | 04:13 PM
Just unlucky
04/19/2014 | 04:12 PM
Djokovic is grimacing.
04/19/2014 | 04:11 PM
Break point!
04/19/2014 | 04:10 PM
Well it sure looks like it hurts at times now. He is shaking his hand constantly.
04/19/2014 | 04:08 PM
Yeah, Roger is moving and hitting beautifully. He shows no signs of fatigue from yesterday.
04/19/2014 | 04:08 PM
I have never played so I would not know. I used to play squash where the wrist is used a lot.
04/19/2014 | 04:07 PM
One thing for sure, Djokovic's wrist will be in real agony tomorrow!
04/19/2014 | 04:05 PM

The wrist stays passive during first serves, since it's just a flat serve without much spin (relatively speaking).
Second serves have a slice or kick or side-spin on them which is rendered by the wrist action.