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Through to semis in four

04.06.2008 | Tennis

Roger rallied to defeat Fernando Gonzalez (CHI/ATP 25) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 and reach the semi final at his 16th consecutive Grand Slam event.

 

"There was a lot of pressure, he was hitting the corners and I didn't know exactly how I needed to play him," said Roger. "It's never easy against him, but I played a good match."

 

Roger had played a very shaky opening set, missing several easy shots while Gonzalez, using his powerful forehand but also making some surprising backhands down the line, took the lead. Our star, however, righted the ship in the second stanza and ultimately cruised to victory, with the help of 11 aces and five breaks.

 

Roger will play on Friday against the winner from Spanish fifth seed David Ferrer and flamboyant Gaël Monfils, final Frenchman in the home field.

 
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06/06/2008 | 08:03 PM
Hello Rogerhocis friends
From all the comments I notice that we seem to have lost confidence on Roger ability to win.
Since the mono we are all afraid that the sickness will creep in at iunfortunate time and cripple our champion. I think we need to forg
06/06/2008 | 08:03 PM
No-excuse Federer considers January illness ancient history now

6/6/08 11:13 AM | Johan Lindahl

Roger Federer wants no excuses clouding his high-profile French Open semi-final with Gael Monfils.

And memories of the glandular fever which limited
06/06/2008 | 08:02 PM
Dear Rogie,

It will not be easy, but you have all the tools to win on Sunday.

Tony Roche was a pretty great coach - you almost won Rome in '06 under his tutelage.
Those two sets you won - you took it to Nadal and had match points in the fifth. So y
06/06/2008 | 08:00 PM
Just checked Rolland Garros website, if anybody just woke up like me in the middle of the night/early morning and wondering what just had happened here is the final score

Roger Federer def. Geal Monfils

6-2 5-7 6-3 7-5
06/06/2008 | 08:00 PM
Bueno te lo diré e Español.....
A estas alturas tengo muchas dudas de tu sanidad mental, pues nunca y digo nunca he dicho una palabra en contra de Roger porque a diferencia tuya, conozco el respeto hacia un gran campeón como él..
Espero me respondas en
06/06/2008 | 07:57 PM
To all the good fans...and I mean good fans....
Congratulatios and I do hope the forces give us a great match on Sunday to all tennis lovers and well deserving fans.......
Fortunatelly i could find many of them in this site in spite of...

VAMOS C
06/06/2008 | 07:57 PM
sheleo, pokah22
I do not think the wind was a real factor. I have always said that Monfils in front of a french crowd was very dangerous. He plays by patches, and he knows how to play the crowd better than tennis. On top of this he was coached all the ti
06/06/2008 | 07:57 PM
I could not watch it anymore, when Monfils was leading 2-0, even Mirka was worried. Everything went dark for me, It was like Dejavu - Australian Open Semis. I went to bed 2:00 am Sydney local time. Now it is 3:53 am checking again,

Thank God, I could
06/06/2008 | 07:56 PM
Talk about Butterflies in my stomach! Thank you Roger for pulling through a tough match. The crowd factor was significant and Monfils was hitting very well, and also very lucky with the net cord. But Roger showed true determination and grit and was abl
06/06/2008 | 07:49 PM
God, wish u can be the tennis god himself in the final. I think beat nadal is no problem for you, so show us how powerful you are now!