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Three sets and now the semis

18.08.2007 | Tennis

Roger had to struggle for his ticket into the Cincinnati semis, defeating  Nicolas Almagro 6-3 3-6 6-2.

 

Roger was unusually erratic as he dropped his first set of the week before recovering his poise to set up a clash with Lleyton Hewitt. "I actually think I played better today than I did yesterday," he told reporters. "The only problem was I had one really bad game which cost me the second set. I still thought my serving was good today and I hit better from the baseline."

 

Looking for his 50th career title, Roger broke in the sixth game but immediately dropped his serve before breaking for a second time to take the opening set.

 
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08/18/2007 | 11:27 AM
i was petrified when i saw you nearly lose temper. But luckily, you advanced to next round. It showed that you still cared very much about tennis. YOu are not emotionless !
08/18/2007 | 11:24 AM
Dear Roger
You may have lost the 2nd set, but more importantly you got the big W - congratulations. At least you're still out there battling in that heat and humidity.
Best wishes for your match against your old adversary Lleyton, thank goodness it won
08/18/2007 | 11:20 AM
I forgot to say - I am so sick of commetators who keep saying that Roger is behind Nadal in the Race - he has played fewer matches so that would be expected!!! It does not mean that Roger is not better than Nadal - we all know who is the best!!
08/18/2007 | 11:17 AM
Come on Roger you are still the best, here in Holland they say that you have to find youre aura of "never losing a match" COME ON you are still my hero make us proud
08/18/2007 | 11:14 AM
It was perfect,Roger!You're getting better and better,the 50th career title is saying hello to you.So keep fighting!
08/18/2007 | 11:09 AM
Roger will have to be at his best against Hewitt who is playing extremely well this week. I know he beat him last week but Roger is not playing his best tennis this week.
Wishing him good luck, I'll be watching.
Camille
08/18/2007 | 11:04 AM
'Unusually erratic'? Whatever that means, glad to hear you fought on and came through; it must be tough. Good luck against Little - we know you can do it!!
08/18/2007 | 10:57 AM
congra rogy
it is always difficult to maintain the same level in all the games round the year. So you really did quite well. Never lose your confidence and always be superior psychologically! This advice is from a fanwho has been medical practitioner bef
08/18/2007 | 10:45 AM
hi Roger

You're the best no matter what. I hope you'll win today against Leyton good luck, we also think you're getting better by every game you play in cinci so keep it up!!!!!

Greetings from sherelle
08/18/2007 | 10:45 AM
My best to you today against Lleyton.
jlh
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