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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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07/04/2008 | 07:43 PM
Hi everybody,

After the reading the first few posts after the match, I was actually thinking about not coming back to read until after the final (and coming from me, that is really something because I am glued on here for long periods of time almost e
07/04/2008 | 07:35 PM
Dear Roger,

A great win- against Safin. Very professional- and tremendous serving again.

Nadal won through too.

So a repeat of the 2006, 2007 finals.

If you look at your record in the last 4 matches against Nadal on grass/hard courts you have
07/04/2008 | 07:35 PM
Dear Roger,

A great win- against Safin. Very professional- and tremendous serving again.

Nadal won through too.

So a repeat of the 2006, 2007 finals.

If you look at your record in the last 4 matches against Nadal on grass/hard courts you have
07/04/2008 | 07:35 PM
Fabulous Roger,

Further step up! you have to be the 6th consecutive Wimbledon Champion, you have to believe your superb ability, be more concentrate & more confidence @@@

What can I do for you, pray for you to play the Sunday's final perfectly. C
07/04/2008 | 07:31 PM
***Tilou
Byawn Bored that's so funny!!
I cannot stand Borg this year. What's wrong with him? Why be son ungracious when you cannot control your record anyway?
07/04/2008 | 07:31 PM
***Tilou
Byawn Bored that's so funny!!
I cannot stand Borg this year. What's wrong with him? Why be son ungracious when you cannot control your record anyway?
07/04/2008 | 07:29 PM
RainbowYH,

I thought it was not allowed for coaches to send ANYTHING to the player in the middle of a match. So it really surprised me that Nadal received shoes. Should he not have everything he needs in his bags when he walks on the court? Why was
07/04/2008 | 07:28 PM
***RainbowYH***Forgot to credit you with the Bond thread!!!
07/04/2008 | 07:24 PM
Boy, the Nadal camp would stop at nothing to win would they? If only Uncle Tony could bring some proper fitting underwear with. Heck, he's brought food and footwear already.

(Maybe I've gone too far again) lol
07/04/2008 | 07:23 PM
Just saw Rogie's Nike ad on TV-- fun, fun, fun!!! Roger always said if he was an actor, he would like to play James Bond. He is certainly suave enough. The name is Fed ... Rog Fed. Has a ring to it, no?
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