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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 | 12:34 PM
go for it !!!!! all the best
love you always!!!
09/08/2007 | 11:07 AM
Dear my Roger<3


just do it till the final!!
ill wait for the good news.

its stinky that icant get the news in the 1st place.

wow..bt ur so kooll .b/c of u...(not so much convinced..haha)ill keep on studying at sch..n u
09/08/2007 | 10:22 AM
09/08/2007 | 09:27 AM
Good luck in your match tonight. Will watch you live cheering for you.
God bless you.
09/08/2007 | 08:14 AM
It was great match!!! I loved it!
09/08/2007 | 07:11 AM
miss you!!!
good luck to the semi's

09/08/2007 | 05:30 AM
Dearest Champ,

Once again, your brilliance conquered Andy!!! Very well done. Can't wait to celebrate your 12th GS win.

You are the best!!

with so much love,
09/08/2007 | 05:04 AM
Dear Roger,
Good luck tomorrow on your match against Davydenko. Here wishing you victories all the way to the U. S. Open Final. If you do play Djokovic at the Final, try to dominate early. This young guy is a real threat. He has beaten you before at
09/08/2007 | 04:52 AM
If you make it to the Finals, which is highly likely, and you're up against Djoko, then it is also highly likely that you'll prevail - Especially with the mindset that you presently have: NOTHING is getting to you, and you're as calm and collected as you'
09/08/2007 | 04:19 AM
Dear Roger
Good luck this week-end. It will be yours, I'm sure!!. I did get into David Ferrers game the other night and what a warrior he is. I know your finess would rise ahead of his play and joke o vich!! well i think he is not playing his best as the
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