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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 | 11:08 AM
Dear Roger,
I was kinda nervous during the first two sets. But the last two sets was fantastic. Well done Roger. God bless you on your remaining matches! We love you so much!!! God speed!!!
06/08/2007 | 10:31 AM
Let's Go! Roger
06/08/2007 | 09:53 AM
Kia Ora Roger,
I'm tingling with nerves for you, you are playing Davy who must possess the sweetest foot movement on clay, and most other surfaces. Gosh I'd like to see him using that foot work on the dance floor. However Roger we have all seen Davy's be
06/08/2007 | 07:18 AM
CONGRATULATIONS, great game, love your smile also. Praying for you against Davydenko. Just one game at a time. You can WIN!!!!!!!!!
God Bless You.
06/08/2007 | 07:04 AM
Cloe,

How will you be watching from US at 4am - assuming u r at west coast ?
Flutterby suggested EuroSport website - it has the facility but thats not available within US. Its all for Tennis Channel buying the rights and doing such a poor pathetic job
06/08/2007 | 06:54 AM
Roger, ROGER!!! Will get up at 4 AM to watch you dear Friend and super champ. Will root and pray for you as ever. This is the day, this is the time for you. May your dream become reality.
With love and admiration. One of your most fervent fans, Cloe
06/08/2007 | 06:41 AM
OMG....I can't believe they are doing to us!!! I've looked everywhere for live coverage!!! I don't know if this will work but it looks like it might: http://eurosport.yahoo.com/
Check it out.......I'm going to!!! Good luck!!!
06/08/2007 | 05:46 AM
OMG, you are all so right. I did not realize they were not showing LIVE. uuuuuggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh this is awful. why I am paying EXTRA for the tennis channel???
06/08/2007 | 05:40 AM
HI!!!!!! I finally got my internet back. I miss writing you.

Anyway, you are doing AWESOME!!! you are soooooo winning, when you are playing like you, basically, NO ONE CAN BEAT YOU. no one can.

o.k. good luck tomorrow and we'll be watching.
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06/08/2007 | 05:33 AM
Flutterby

U R right ! Thats what i am saying. match will be over by 10 am - they show at WDIV from 10 am. Match is starting at 7 am EST !!
Just cannot believe TennisChannel is doing this - they are really absolute junk. ESPN2 also not showing it - so
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