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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 | 05:17 AM
TNC - according to TV listings on MDIV channel 4 in Detroit, Men's semi-finals for the French Open are scheduled to be broadcast at 10 am Detroit time. Here's the URL for where I found the info: http://www.clickondetroit.com/tvlistings/index.html
06/08/2007 | 05:08 AM
Looks like none of the moron TV channels in USA is showing Fed's Semi Final match live tomorrow. I can't really tolerate it. Tennis Channel is the worst channel ever to get the rights to telecast a grandslam tournament.
06/08/2007 | 05:04 AM
roger!!! awesome tennis despite the second set with an amazing pick-up in the third set onwards! good job and i'll be rootin for you tomorrow!!! i really hope you win the slam.. you really deserve it!

06/08/2007 | 04:37 AM
I AM XTREMELY WORRIED - where are they showing live match tomorrow ? I am in Detroit, US.

Roger's match starts at 7 am EST (US). I do not see any channel telecasting this live. 10 am CST is 9am EST - as stated by someone above - the match will be 2 hou
06/08/2007 | 04:24 AM
Mr. FED, Nadal is more pressured than you, since he has won only one Grand slam event, albeit 3 times. But no other. So he will feel more that he has to win it to maintain his position. The advantage is yours. Your game was a thing of beauty and power. Th
06/08/2007 | 04:11 AM
Dear Roger
Just one win away from final.Just two wins away from the champion.go go go .You can,will win the title.All fans are behind you.We all believe you can get the trophy.Make the dream come true.Good luck.
06/08/2007 | 04:04 AM


06/08/2007 | 03:38 AM
looking forward to seeing u again tomorrow my roger!!!

God speed!!!

06/08/2007 | 03:11 AM
For radio coverage:

Go to Roland Garros Official Site.
Click on radio.
Click on link to launch radio.
It will come on automatically.

Roland Garros radio is off the air until 1pm Paris time Friday.

Hope that helps.
06/08/2007 | 02:58 AM
musicman - Roger's match tomorrow will be on NBC live at 10 am CST. Otherwise, if it is being shown on ESPN@ you can watch it free from your PC at ESPN360.com
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