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Semis against Kiefer

20.10.2007 | Tennis

Roger eliminated Spain's last player in the Madrid Masters at the semi-final stage as he defeated Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (4), 6-4.

"I couldn't break early on, I was starting to get a bit concerned," our top seed commented, now 57-6 on the season and 6-0 in the series. "But I think I got the upper hand quite early, after five or six games. I was playing well from the baseline, but it would have been nice to break. He served well and only game me one or two chances. He got frustrated midway through the second and gave me the free points I needed to finally break. Otherwise, it would have gone to another tiebreaker."

It was quite a tough fight between Roger and the big-serving Latin lefty Lopez, who has now lost all six of his meetings with our star. It took one hour, 36 minutes for Roger to prevail for his 57th win over the season as he chases a seventh 2007 trophy. He will next meet Germany's Nicolas Kiefer in the semi-final.

Roger advanced just a few hours after home hero Rafael Nadal was embarrassed by David Nalbandian in a first-time meeting. The South American stunned Rafa 6-1, 6-2 to produce his best showing this season.

 
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10/20/2007 | 11:19 AM
Well done Rog! Had no doubt you would win.
I dont know anything about Keiffer but I'm sure you do. Seemed to be playing pretty well against Gonzales. I have every confidence you will get to the final and win!!

Good Luck

Suexxxxxx
10/20/2007 | 10:55 AM
CONGRATULATIONS ROGEEER!!!
DON'T GIVE A BREAK TO KIEFER AND SHOW JOKO HOW FAR AWAY HE IS FROM BEATING YOU IN THE FINAL!!! WE ALL UNDERSTOOD HOW BORING TO PLAY AGAINST HIM BUT I THINK THE OTHERS SHOULD START DOING SOMETHING IF WE DON'T WANT JOKO TO PLAY A
10/20/2007 | 10:48 AM
Congratulation
Good Luck .....just do it
10/20/2007 | 10:21 AM
Congratulation my Champion!

Good Luck for the semifinal but you will be always our stars.

Come on! you can win this masters and the one of shanghai.

I will with you.

10/20/2007 | 10:17 AM
Dear Roger!!!!!!!!!!

Hi!! nice to see you win again n again , Roger. Please keep your best to win this master series.

I am looking to see you win forever.

Good luck in semi final n then go through to the final and take the trophy.

I love you,
10/20/2007 | 10:14 AM
You’re the only one to have understood that when champions play, there are 5 sides on a tennis court. At the end you salute the public on the 4 real sides and on the virtual ONE, the TV!!!! Thanks for smiling and waving at us right after signing.

FELIC
10/20/2007 | 10:12 AM
congratulations dear roger,you have entertain all your fans your back hand was focused and your forhand was really increidble.Good luck against nicolas kiefer.

Mohamed
10/20/2007 | 10:04 AM
Lieber Roger,

I know it is hard to maintain the highest level at all times, but you are doing just that! You are uplifting so many people and inspiring them to do better in their own lives-- me included. Nothing you do is wasted. Your tennis, your g
10/20/2007 | 10:01 AM
Congrats Roger,
Let's get to the Final and show everyone who is in the drivers seat....














C'MON!!!!!!
10/20/2007 | 09:58 AM
Congratulations Roger! Hope to see another good performance from you in the Semis. Go Roger!!!
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