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Hamburg semis

18.05.2007 | Tennis

Roger went through a mid-match low before getting his 15th straight win at the Hamburg Masters on Friday, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, in the quarter-finals over Spain’s David Ferrer.

 

By winning in 1 hour 46 minutes in front of a large 10,000-strong crowd, Roger also kept his perfect record against Ferrer. He has won all their seven meetings, but Friday marked the first match in which he dropped a set against Ferrer.

 

Roger was in command early on, taking the first set with two breaks. But he was derailed in a second set which saw seven breaks of serve, with our star dropping serve on four occasions and ending the set with a backhand error.  Luck and experience brought him back on track in the final set. A netcord and an ace allowed him to hold for 4-3, he broke for 5-3 in a long game and then served out the match at love in the next game.

 

In the semi-finals, Roger meets either Serbian teenage sensation Novak Djokovic (ATP 6) or Spain's Carlos Moya (ATP 36).

 
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05/19/2007 | 06:32 PM
OK, Nadal beat Hewitt but he had a wicked hard time doing it! If Hewitt can do that well against him breaking him several times, taking a set from him, it should be easy for you! Go, Roger!
Love,
Anne
05/19/2007 | 06:10 PM
Dear Roger,
Congratulations for your match against Moya.
In the first set you didn't play so well and Moya didn't play like a tennisplayer at 31 years old!! When he won the set 6-4 I cried a lot but I belived in you!!
In the second set you made a break
05/19/2007 | 05:43 PM
Hi CHAMP

Congrats on ur win against Moya today, it was tough ... the important thing is u won. It's ok to lose ur cool as long as it helps u to play better.

I must admit it was strange to see u showing ur emotions ..... u showed more emotions on thi
05/19/2007 | 05:33 PM
Dear Roger
Please beat nadal-----I can not stand him!!!
a forever fan
Deb
05/19/2007 | 05:26 PM
And one more thing, Stop the smooching with Tiger Woods! He is a great player but not nearly as dominant or as talented as you are in your sport, Tiger doesnt take it alll that seriously because of it but, think about it Roger! You are one tournament away
05/19/2007 | 05:12 PM
Roger! Good that you won thismatch! The much needed match win!! It was good to see Hi-fi from Mirka and your team!

Our Hi-fi to you!!

When your serve and natural instinct is firing, that is nothing which can compete... please strike it with more au
05/19/2007 | 05:12 PM
If You want to beat Nadal n the finals is gonna be about heart dear Roger! Go for his blood, go to the net! Attack! attack! attack! Thats the only way to beat that punk! Ill be watching on sunday buddy! From Miami. Go Roger! Breaking Now! Lets go Roger! R
05/19/2007 | 04:46 PM
Felicidades
espero que este torneo sea tuyo
confio en ti
vamos Roger
eres el mejor jugador de tenis
espero que estes listo para el proximo gran slam, el Roland Garros
05/19/2007 | 04:39 PM
THE FINAL IS BETWEEN YOU AND HEWITT. nadal will sure be knocked out in the semis, from the much i've watched it so far.

I'm happy you thought Moya a lesson today. You were quietly awesome today, though i was a bit scared when you failed to close it out
05/19/2007 | 04:39 PM
Nadal's in a pickle at the moment. Let's pray that it will be a long and tiring match for Hewitt and Nadal! That way our hero will win this tournament.
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