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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 | 04:16 PM
Congratulations...Sunday will be a new day and I know you will come out fired up for this GS. Can't wait to see it.
06/08/2007 | 04:14 PM
Match poin.... ROGER WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/08/2007 | 04:09 PM
They are playing a tiebreaker for the third set!!!!!!!!!!
06/08/2007 | 03:31 PM
Congrats Roger!
Nice performance ;)
Keep on going!
/gurra
06/08/2007 | 03:29 PM
giannin,
Go to www.asiaplate.com to watch live tennis..go go go..u dun wanna miss the action..look for my previous comment for instructions..I use "uusee"..pretty good..good luck

P's:fed is down a break..it's ok..hope he'll break back..ciao
06/08/2007 | 03:13 PM
HI all,

Roger won the first set 7-5 and the second 7-6 (7-5). I am tracking it through roland garos website and that eurosportyahoo does work but you can read the commentary, no watching.

GO ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/08/2007 | 12:29 PM
Dear ROGER
I really enjoyed the last set when you concentrate no one can defeat you
But dear I think you have periods of ... maybe loss of interest in the match .. this great feeling when I watch you playing .. you are mainly playing tennis simply be
06/08/2007 | 12:02 PM
I wonder if our tennis hero is one hour before starting as nervous as I am. I'm especially very excited. For me it's very important that he reaches the final. Then everything is OK, a number one doesn't have to win everytime, he just has to keep his Nr1 p
06/08/2007 | 12:00 PM
again..for the asiaplate.com u need to download the program.. I'm gonna use sopcast or tvant..go ahead and click on the download button..then once uve finish downloading, click "tennis"..then there's a bunch of channels that u can select..hope that helps.
06/08/2007 | 11:46 AM
Guys..if you wanna watch live fed's match, try www.asiaplate.com
or http://eurosport.yahoo.com/
I'm trying either these 2 later..
US tennis coverage sucks so bad(I'm in seattle now)..The tennis channel doesnt even exist in pacific northwest..then the
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