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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 | 08:21 AM
Well Done Rogi!!

Unfortunately, they did not show the match here...sorry to have missed it, but very happy to hear that you beat Ferrer. He is a top clay courter so you should feel very good about it.

Also happy to hear that you were using the drop
05/19/2007 | 08:13 AM
Congratulation!!!
Wish you the best in your next match.
Love you, Lana -oxxo-
05/19/2007 | 07:56 AM
Dear Roger,
So happy everytime you win. Hope you take the final in Hamburg and get the cup. Then, you'll win France Open!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
05/19/2007 | 07:55 AM
We dont care whether u win easily or not
Just win its really difficult to play on a surface of which mastery hasnt been obtained
Best of Luck agains NADAL now u will surely defeat moya
05/19/2007 | 07:28 AM
Hmm..really enjoy the happiness your match brought to me,though a little worried in the second set.Luckily you came back in the third set.Wish you good luck in today's match with Moya and prepare for the next match with Nadal
05/19/2007 | 06:42 AM
hi Roger!

...well done! Just what I've expected..you'll surely win this match! I want to watch the replay because I havent watched the whole game. Well, here in our country they show replays of your game. (.^__^.)

Beat Moya! Go!

...Marielle
05/19/2007 | 06:35 AM
all the best for the semifinal against moya. one step at a time...
05/19/2007 | 06:21 AM
gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! roger federer , enjoy the game thats the way , impose your game , play always expectacular , playing with a n10000 ranked tennis player or with the number 2 , always good , creative like you know,
05/19/2007 | 06:16 AM
Dear Roger
Congratulations it was a good match,i feel like you are back again and i am very glad for that continue that way and keep improving
best wishes for your match against Moya i will be supportin you always and no matter what
take care
Lis
05/19/2007 | 05:58 AM
Hello Roger
A great match and win. Congratulations.
Win or lose there is not another player who can play as brilliantly as you--Roger is certainly the master of ALL tennis shots. Today was no exception, back hand slices,superb net play drops shots, gr