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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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06/07/2007 | 08:29 PM
win frence complete ur grand slam.
06/07/2007 | 08:17 PM
Roger,

I can tell that A history is making.....
06/07/2007 | 08:08 PM
Hi Roger,
Come on to Final match.......
I hope versus Rafa Nadal!!!!!!
Remember you thatv you are the number one!!!
I love you!!!!
Bobo
06/07/2007 | 06:54 PM
go Rog!!!
two more.. concentrate!
love
m&y
06/07/2007 | 06:42 PM
hi, today the 2nd in women loss and nadal will to tomorow < ROGER> I am sooooooo sure you will win this time Just play like the day you play aganst robraido
06/07/2007 | 06:38 PM
Dearest Rog,

Well done against Robredo, it was wonderful to see you serve & volley much more than usual and to see you do it so successfully. Am guessing part of that was to save yourself for the more physical matches to come.

Good luck against Dav
06/07/2007 | 06:31 PM
OK! Let's get through Davydenko, then it's on to the final. Let's show the Media and the few "Doubting Thomas's" that you can beat Nadal in "his house" and win the french! Best of luck and our prayers are with you. Linda
06/07/2007 | 06:26 PM
Dearest Roger,

We are sending positive energy and good wishes across the seas... to.... YOU.
Relax and play your cool game.
YOU WILL DO GREAT!!!!!!!!



06/07/2007 | 06:26 PM
Dearest Roger,

We are sending positive energy and good wishes across the seas... to.... YOU.
Relax and play your cool game.
YOU WILL DO GREAT!!!!!!!!



06/07/2007 | 06:06 PM
Dear Roger,

I just wanted to wish you all the very best for tomorrow just play your game and be at one with concentration please, i know it's easy for me to say when i am not the one out there but we all want to see you lifting that trophy so much as i