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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 | 05:52 PM
CONGRATS ROGER !!!! :D

I saw the match and it was great and joyfull!!
Great forehand, astonishing slice backhand, services with an enormus speed... Just was bothered by losing a bit of concentration, but you know how to manage all :D Just a little ad
06/07/2007 | 05:36 PM
Dear Champ,

Best of luck in tomorrow's semis vs. Davydenko. Just two more matches and the whole world will have another reason to be happy about.

We believe in you so much!! Win or lose, you will always be the Champ we love and adore and will fore
06/07/2007 | 03:46 PM
I love you Roger
xxx
06/07/2007 | 03:19 PM
Roger, don't let Nadal take control of your mind. He's a great pretender, I think. Psychlogically. Just FEEL the clay too. Nadal needs time to think over his next move, therefore clay is excellent. Try not to be intimidated.
06/07/2007 | 01:29 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on your win against Robredo. Good luck in the semis against Davydenko. Take care.

Love From Christinex
06/07/2007 | 09:15 AM
I'm adheering to FedexFanMng's proposition!
(post Nr 119)
All our energy!
06/07/2007 | 09:14 AM
c'mmooonnnn roger!!!!!!! ur d man!we'r very excited 2 see u @ d finals and beat rafa! (hope dat d 2 of u would get in der)
06/07/2007 | 09:06 AM
well played roger.................


next is davydenko..

all the best

take care


cheers

rocky
06/07/2007 | 06:41 AM
Hey Roger Fans

Let us start sending some positive energy to our hero for his SF match.

Also let us not worry about the 2nd set loss to Tommy.. Roger knows why he'd lost it.. Thatz why the recovery and finish in next 40 mins or so and winning the mat
06/07/2007 | 06:37 AM
Congratulations Roger,

I am developing that nice feeling that .... YOU WILL WIN THIS TOURNAMENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Luck, Health and Happiness !

Simi.