• Members:
    347'674
    Users online:
    loading
 

News

 
RSS
 

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!

 

 
Insert comment
Only registered users can insert comments. Please log in or create a new account.
 
06/08/2007 | 02:12 AM
ATTENTION ALL FED FANS. PLEASE help a brother out. How do you work the Roland Garros radio thing?? I click on it over and over again and I do NOT get live radio I get like 3 minutes of Federer's first round match against Russell. I am a poor musician who
06/08/2007 | 12:29 AM
Good luck Roger! All the best in all your games and tournaments for the rest of the year and here's hoping that you will win in the on-going 2007 French Open. Hope someday I would be able to meet you personally and you will find time to come over here i
06/08/2007 | 12:29 AM
HI MY DEAREST ROGER*******

WE KNOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU´VE TO DO, ONLY I WANT TO SAY, KEEP FOCUSED, CALM AND CONFIDENT. ALL OUR POSITIVE ENERGY WITH YOU.

MY BEST WISHES TO SF, MY HEART IS WITH YOU.
GO ROGIIII, ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!

ALL MY L
06/08/2007 | 12:19 AM
Our loving and positive thoughts will be with you. Keep the claws sharp and fly - you have all it takes. Best wishes.
06/07/2007 | 11:58 PM
Hey Roger,

Sorry to leave this message so late - definitely watched the match, had me worried just a tiny bit in the second set things went a little awry but in no time you came back far better prepared in the third and fourth set and wow you were just
06/07/2007 | 11:03 PM
Hi Roger
Been following you with a fury!! Looks good, Looks real good!!
You'll take Davydenco. It will be a fight with Nadal. But focus, play hard and I know you can beat him, again.
A forever fan
Deb
06/07/2007 | 09:33 PM
You look so handsome in the new pix, Roger! Getting up early to cheer you on against DavyD (even if I can only get RG radio live). Positive energy and white light from me...
Debra
06/07/2007 | 09:15 PM
Best wishes for tomorrow:) You are the best!
06/07/2007 | 09:15 PM
Roger,
You are awesome.
SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/07/2007 | 09:13 PM
Very glad to see you advancing at Roland Garros!!! Keep on playing in such a great level and wish you the best. Good luck in the semis and hope to see you in the final!