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In straight sets!

06.09.2007 | Tennis

Roger won his quarter final against Andy Roddick in straight sets. His 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory sends him against Russia's Nikolay Davydenko on Saturday and places him just two victories from becoming the first man to win four consecutive U.S. Opens since Bill Tilden won six straight from 1920 to 1925.

 

"There was so much good serving that it's hard to say it was great, great tennis," Roger said. "But I thought it was a high level. You couldn't allow yourself to make any easy mistakes because they would be costly."

 

 

The first two sets featured sizzling skill from the service line as neither player lost a game on his own delivery and both sets went to tiebreaks. Roger won the first 7-5 and the second 7-4 against the American he defeted in last year's final. Our top seed then claimed the first service break of the high intensity match in the sixth game of the third set when Roddick sailed a backhand long to fall behind 4-2. Roger broke Roddick again for good measure in the last game when the American netted a backhand on match point to end the contest after just over two hours.

 

Not since 1988 had no U.S. man failed to reach the final of any of the season's four Slams. Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, Todd Martin, Mal Washington and Roddick himself had reached finished runner-up or won majors during the 18 years preceding 2007.

 

Roger holds a 9-0 lifetime edge on Davydenko.

 
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09/09/2007 | 12:55 AM
Roger, we watched the semifinal from Zurich. Your service game was awful! Was it the wind? Please return to your former fabulous Federer serve tomorrow against Djokovic. We're all rooting for you here in Davos. Good luck! A&K
09/09/2007 | 12:14 AM
congratulation,roger.....make sure beat djokovic in us open final.we don't want he is talking too much.i am sure you can do it tomorrow.get rest and get ready to take 4 straight us open title.good luck and best wishes
09/09/2007 | 12:11 AM
oh yeahhhhhhhhh nice. good job gainst davydenko too!!!!!!!!
09/09/2007 | 12:00 AM
BIEN ROGER!!!!

CASI ME MUERO DEL SUSTO EN EL TERCER SET CONTRA DAVYDENKO, PERO SIN PERDER NUNCA LA FE EN TI.

VAMOS ROGER...ESTA COPA TIENE QUE SER TUYA!!

LE PIDO A DIOS QUE TE ACOMPAÑE Y TE GUIE MAÑANA EN LA GRAN FINAL.

RECIBE MI CARIÑO Y MIS
09/08/2007 | 11:50 PM
Hi Rog,
You slayed Davydenkohoho today.
You can do the same tomorrow with No Joke.
Can hardly wait for the final.
Fraze
09/08/2007 | 11:47 PM
davydenko plays hard and fast tennis.......but he can never hit stronger and faster than u do!!! great game!!!

i dont know how u were able to think of strategies during such kind of game.... it was an amazing game for both of u

im thrilled with this
09/08/2007 | 10:10 PM
Ohhh Roger, i am sooo glad u beat him!!! andy deserves ever bit of that loss and u earned all of the win!!! you are the Greatest!!!
09/08/2007 | 09:08 PM
Roger is "on" to all of the Djoker's tricks... One match at a time.
09/08/2007 | 09:03 PM
Dearest FEDGI,
I'm watching Semi btwn Ferrer & Djoker & it's definite, Djoker'll b in the Final.
I have no doubt u will b in the Final, tho Davy is dangerous, win or lose, whomever played davy can be proud of having playing a real sport. But, playing a
09/08/2007 | 08:08 PM
Great performance Roger. It's amazing how you are able to stay calm out there on the court. Good luck for the SF against Davydenko :-)
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