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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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09/08/2007 | 06:57 PM
Good Luck tonight Roger! I'll be watching you and be with you all the way..Keep your composure as always. He is more bothered than you are..You are the best ever!!!

sue xxxxxxxxxx
09/08/2007 | 06:40 PM
Congratulations. Also for silencing the Amercian Commentators whereby they said that you would not be able to beat Roddick
09/08/2007 | 06:11 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on your match win against Roddick.

Wishing you lots of good luck against Davydenko in the semis. Take care.

Love From Christinex
09/08/2007 | 03:55 PM
Hi Roger!

Great game against Andy Roddick. Another job well done. :)

I just knew you'll win that game. :)

God bless you in your quest of getting that 12th Slam and 4th straight US Open crown! :)
09/08/2007 | 03:53 PM
Wish you good luck against Devidenko. Hope for an easy straight set victory to conserve energy for the final tomorrow.
09/08/2007 | 02:40 PM
Good luck with your match against N.Davydenko,a great player...
Will see you in person against Davydenko...
Reminder...as usual...Good !st serve.,fewer unforced errors....
You know what to do....anyway
09/08/2007 | 02:05 PM
Congratulations Roger! Pidän peukkuja pelissä Davidenkoa vastaan.
09/08/2007 | 01:18 PM
Margaret918, you said it all for us. Agree with you completely and am glad you spoke up against that silly post that I just now read.
09/08/2007 | 01:17 PM
Congrats Roger!
Good Luck in next round!!!!!
09/08/2007 | 01:14 PM
Dearest Roger,

So many congratulations on your superb victory over big serving Andy. You were great.

Lots of luck in your match against Davydenko today. I'm sure it will be no problem for you. The final surely awaits you.

Lots of love
Jeanna x
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