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Roger sweeps into semis

16.05.2008 | Tennis

Roger cruised into the semifinals of the Hamburg Masters by beating Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-3, 6-3 today.


"I think I played well today," Roger said. "Fernando is one of those players you have to be always very careful of. He was a little bit more predictable today but made less unforced errors. That was his choice of tactics - I'm not sure if it was the right one."


Keeping up his good form on clay, and still to drop a set, Roger clearly showed the better performance against Verdasco. Their first encounter had been three years ago in Hamburg, where the Spaniard had his right foot taped after taking a 3-2 lead in the second set and didn't win another game.


Roger will face Nicolas Kiefer or Andres Seppi in the semi-finals.

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05/17/2008 | 06:40 PM
Willson, hmmmn nay! u r not being fair in ur assessment, u r still leaning towards Djoker who lost woefully today, Nadal has asserted him self and kept him in his place. Like Roger said, all this players are beginning to believe that they can beat him, bu
05/17/2008 | 06:19 PM
Guys, thank you for the entertaining running commentary. Sorry I could not see the match live.

I've never doubted the Djoker's talent, just that his attitude pisses me off. It was indeed a great effort on the part of both players.

Rafa sent a s
05/17/2008 | 06:08 PM
Hey, Rafa, you've done it! I respect your intensity, focus and concentration. You play every point as if it's match point.
'Djoko, you are still a kid!". Just like The Miami Herald wrote on Monday after 2007 US Open, "Roger said LOUD and CLEAR, 'you ar
05/17/2008 | 06:05 PM
Thanks for this utterly delightful piece of information! Yiihaa!!! I just wish they would at least show a good and comprehensive summary of this match on TV if they didn't feel like showing it. Congrats to these two fighters. Relax, Rafael, enough to make
05/17/2008 | 05:59 PM
No ha gañado ya? C'mon, Rafa, you can lose tomorrow; tonight, you've gotta win!!!
05/17/2008 | 05:59 PM
Boy, RAFA just defeated Djoker and maintained his no 2 status. Djoker fought with all the strength left in him but it wasn't good enough, still surprised he didn't retire. It took 3hrs and Nadal was at match point. Roger get ready for Nadal, he must be ti
05/17/2008 | 05:58 PM
Mitz, how are your fingernails? This sure is a nail-biter, isn't it?
05/17/2008 | 05:54 PM
Buena pregunta Silvana1. Por Rafa, ganar este partido es mas dificil que ha pensado.
05/17/2008 | 05:49 PM
Qué esta pasando en Hamburgo? Rafa!!?
05/17/2008 | 05:42 PM
Djoker has no stamina! He's still a boy not quite a man yet.
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