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Fabulous Roger

02.07.2008 | Tennis

Roger stretched his winning streak on grass to 64 matches today to reach the Wimbledon semifinals by beating Mario Ancic 6-1, 7-5, 6-4. The win marked his 39th straight victory at Wimbledon, where he has won the last five titles and stands 43-4 at his favourite major venue.


"I'm playing great and serving excellent," Roger commented. "I had a lot of aces again, that always helps. It was a tough day with the rain delay and it broke my momentum a bit. But I got back into the match and played well all the way through."


Roger rocketed over three aces in the final game as he served out his success in on hour, 41 minutes, clocking 15 aces and a mere six unforced errors. Our king of grass calmly waited out a two-hour, 12-minute rain interruption after cautiously putting away a 20-minute first set - he lost just one point on serve - and standing 1-1 in the second when light drizzle moved in.  Back on court and lifting the second set with a break from an Ancic double-fault for 6-5, Roger consolidated. He then applied even more pressure, forcing Croatia's Ancic to struggle through ten deuces and a 16-minute opening game of the third.


Roger will race the winner from Russian Marat Safin and Spain's Feliciano Lopez in the semi-finals on Friday.

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07/11/2008 | 10:00 AM
Que Buena Foto!
07/04/2008 | 09:16 PM
Jaan, U have no idea how all those poor mannerisms of Nadal irritates me, he is such a bore to watch, I only watch him if I want the opponent to win or if he is playig Roger. His family esp the so called Uncle Toni is becoming a replica of Djoko and his f
07/04/2008 | 09:09 PM
Wilsson, that way a funny one, I laughed really hard when I read your comment. he sure is practicing backpedalling. Shame on him. Ha!
07/04/2008 | 09:06 PM
Tony N,
thanks for that wonderful piece, was surprised to see Borg change his tune, maybe it is obvious to him that Roger will win ad he will make a fool of himself and maybe people has seen that he said that out of jealousy and greed not wanting Roger t
07/04/2008 | 08:25 PM
07/04/2008 | 08:10 PM
Hey, fans!

In the spirit of good sportsmanship (having just been watching Roger destroy Safin), I have composed the following lyrics. Since Rogie's song is a Tina Tuner classic, "Simply the Best," I thought I'd honor Nadal with another Tina hit:

07/04/2008 | 08:04 PM
Somebody please explain to me what happened with Nadal and him being delivered new shoes mid-match (?!!!)
07/04/2008 | 08:00 PM
I did not realize that both of us have the pleasure of watching Star Sports, which of course means listening to Alan and Vijay. They're fun, right? I enjoy them pulling each other's leg all the time. They never try to pull any player down an
07/04/2008 | 07:59 PM
thanks to TonyN on page 28, for those articules.
this a link of a video the olympics games call "Heroes", please watch Roger is in there and other athletes too. Roger looks so great in there.
07/04/2008 | 07:52 PM
Hey Rog,

Just saw both matches....A threat to watch...
You impressed me with your coolness against Safin. It's certainly never boring with Safin, smasing rackets around and shouting. Its sometimes even funny. But i think he just needs it to get it out
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