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Roger blows past Robredo

05.06.2007 | Tennis

Roger produced a truck load of jaw-dropping tennis at the French Open today as he brushed aside Tommy Robredo 7-5 1-6 6-1 6-2 to sweep into the French Open semi-finals.

 

"It's never easy to play Tommy especially on clay, it's his favourite surface," Roger said. "Sadly, I had too many errors in the second set but overall it was a good test."

 

The match started in familiar fashion, with Roger racing into a 2-0 lead as he put on his serious game face on the Court Chatrier. But credit to Robredo, who dug in and managed to break back to level things up at 2-2. The remainder of the set went to serve, until Roger typically, upped his game at 5-5 to break and ultimately take the first set 7-5.

Then our star's form dipped dramatically and he landed just 28% of his first serves in a second set he lost convincingly. It was the first set Roger had lost at a Grand Slam since the final of the US Open last year, an 11-match-in-a-row record he shared with John McEnroe.

 

Roger then clearly shifted a gear, sending his winners whistling around the Chatrier Court like bullets in a Wild West shoot-out. He clearly underlined that he is in great shape on any surface.

 

Roger will next face Nikolay Davydenko, the Russian fourth seed. Go, Roger!

 

 
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06/08/2007 | 05:31 PM
yes!!! Roger jestes najlepszy!!! w finale roznies nadala w 3 setach to bedzie dla mnie super prezent:)
06/08/2007 | 05:30 PM
that's the way roger....you are very close to win the french open....yay....GO ROGER...you're the man..

love,
justin
06/08/2007 | 05:09 PM
Come on champ, let this final clear all the doubts in the minds of the people who still are not convinced that you are the greatest of all times. We already know it but let's show them. Let it be the unforgetable glory. Let's write the history and let us
06/08/2007 | 05:07 PM
Roger well done, i dont think you played anywhere near your best today, you are saving it for the final. So good luck Roger whoever you play.
Take care.
Love Joyce.
06/08/2007 | 05:07 PM
wow u so good!!!
u make my heart jumps every second!!!
i enjoy every game u play roger!!!
hugsssssss
06/08/2007 | 04:56 PM
Awesome match..congrats to DAVY, HE PLAYED REALLY WELL. But we have an unfinished job to do...

Roger..go and get it , the hardest way.
06/08/2007 | 04:40 PM
Well done, my friend, against Davy and I was so happy to see you sail thru to Finals. But I wasn't really impressed with your play today honestly. You have to up your first serve percentage if you have to beat Nadal. I know you can and know this for a fac
06/08/2007 | 04:34 PM
GREAT WIN!! GO ROGERRRRRRRRRR GOOOOOOOOO....ANOTHER RECORD!!!!!!! WOW!!!

I am just waiting for the re-live of matches here in West coast..

Hey Fed Fans, were there lots of rallies in the match? Was Roger's serve firing? etc... i just cant hold my b
06/08/2007 | 04:17 PM
Roger Beats Davy....Now for NADAL!
06/08/2007 | 04:16 PM
What a tight match!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GO, ROGER. BEAT Nadal!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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