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17.05.2008 | Tennis

Roger has reached the final of the Hamburg Masters Series tournament after seeing off Andreas Seppi today: 6-3, 6-1!

 

It was Roger's 30th match in Hamburg and his 29th victory since 2002. He showed an impressive performance, fighting off all break-points his Italian opponent saw. He never allowed Seppi to settle and having dominated throughout, Roger made a break for the third and final time in the second set to claim the win in 79 minutes.

 

"It was quite a long first set and I created a lot of opportunities which wore him down for the second," said Roger. "The clay was quite wet and heavy, which meant it was good for the drop shots and Seppi used that tactice with some nice shots."

 

Our champ has not dropped a set on his way to the final and has yet to play a seeded player. His opponent will be the winner of the show-down between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - which is bound to be an interesting match! Roger beat Nadal in last year's final, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0, to break the Spaniards 81-match winning streak.

 
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05/18/2008 | 06:31 PM
Roger you have to be more aggressive, not in this way you played couple of hours ago. I feel very disapointed after your loosing and to be honest i do not suppose that you will be able to win French Open.
I am so sorry, but when you were leading 5-1 at f
05/18/2008 | 06:30 PM
Dear Roger,

Come on. 5x1 on first set and lose the set by 7x5. unbelievable champion. What's up with you against Nadal?

Dear Rogermaniacs,

I am a HUGE Roger fan, but he needs a full coach, at least for clay season. On clay court he has a block ag
05/18/2008 | 06:30 PM
I agree! I will be rooting for Djokovic to win the French before Nadal!!!

Go Roger first, then go Novak for the french
Somebody stop Nadal!
05/18/2008 | 06:29 PM
I just believe that God has a reason for everything
My heart breaks for you today.
I just want u to take the positives frome the match. Every dissapointment is a blessing. i Still believ you will the French Open. There is no doubt.
05/18/2008 | 06:26 PM
Roger works on rhythm and Nadal knew he could break it in the first set. I think Nadal is a cheater anyway. It goes way back, he will do anything he can to upset anyone. I never liked, never will. Sorry.
He was warned for coaching during matches, this
05/18/2008 | 06:26 PM
R Fed lost, i mean, disappointing, Fed should forget about RG and Wimbledon this year, i can assure all of the fans that although Fed tried his level best in the third set but Fed has developed a bad habit of losing serve so easily when the other person d
05/18/2008 | 06:26 PM
I cannot believe Roger time and again has no answer to Rafa's one dimensional game. Two main things that let Roger down: His First serve % and, most threatening, his fear for Rafa when he had set points. How can you beat someone whom your fear? I know he
05/18/2008 | 06:26 PM
Well, Roger, here we go again. You let another one get away. So very dissapointing for you and for us, your fans.

You need to work on your mindset while serving for set and consolidating your breaks. You could beat Rafa, you just have to get it done. S
05/18/2008 | 06:21 PM
Roger,

What to do??? What can your fans do? I feel so bad for you today. I know you will act positive, but you have got to be feeling pretty low in hopes to win the French.
We are all here for you. I am so sorry.
Adrienne-Again,Always
05/18/2008 | 06:20 PM
OK Roger did not win but a lot of positive comes out of this match. Roger's stamina is back, and his waves up and down are more under control. Roger's BH is very good and he moves so well
CONGRATULATIONS ROGER A VERY VERY GREAT EFFORT.