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Next up: James Blake

21.01.2008 | Tennis

Roger advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals with a clear, straight set win over Tomas Berdych on Monday: 6-4, 7-6 (9-7), 6-3.

 

Roger only won 20 more points than his Czech opponent throughout the match, but won the ones that mattered most. He convincingly won the opener but slipped 3-0 down in the second before breaking back to force a tiebreak. The Czech led 5-2 in the tiebreak and squandered two set points, netting a terrible drop shot at 6-5 and sending a forehand long at 7-6 before Roger won it 9-7. Our star then eased through the third set in convincing style and sealed victory in just under two hours.

 

"He was playing better (than me) in the second set, honestly," Roger said in a courtside interview. "He got an early lead, then played well in the breaker. In the end, maybe he made a wrong shot selection. It's unfortunate for him, but jeez, it's good for me to win in straight sets."

 

Roger now meets American James Blake in the quarter finals.

 
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01/23/2008 | 12:37 PM
Does anyone know when Rogers semifinal will be on, what day and hour? I will be in New Zealand this weekend.
01/23/2008 | 12:33 PM
Congratulations on your win over James Blake, Roger.ut itys a pity i didnt get ti see it,as i was on a bus to sydney, and it arrived late!
ALSO people can relax, as he is now in semis, Roger will retain his NUMBER 1 ranking.
01/23/2008 | 12:30 PM
congrats beat novak
01/23/2008 | 12:22 PM
Congratulations Roger!
01/23/2008 | 12:20 PM
congrats for defeatin blake.......
but i think you must bring back that mystical charm in ur tennis which got people stunned.......anybody can play the way u are playin now......what made u different and special frm others was that your game was differen
01/23/2008 | 12:04 PM
Congratulations Roger!
You are the best!
Good luck for the Semi Finals!!!!!!!!!!
01/23/2008 | 11:57 AM
Dear Roger,

Yeh! Congrats for your win over Blake and good luck on the next match in SF againt N.Djokovic. I strong belife in your performance and you can do it again
with love _your fan
01/23/2008 | 11:52 AM
hi ROGER..
go. get your crown. U R THE KING.
01/23/2008 | 11:48 AM
Roger,

We have many opportunities to break Blake, and got a 50% chances. But look Blake. So far, he got 100% of break chances. This is not a good sign. I am really afraid about you for the next game. Maybe I am seeing wrong things where they don't exis
01/23/2008 | 11:44 AM
Hey Roger,

What's up master? Man, you really need to see what's wrong with your game. I am really will pray for you against Djokovic, but I am afraid that this time you will have a thought match against him. Please hire a new coach asap. You know, you
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