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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 | 07:21 PM

I am with you totally. As Vijay of Star Sports said Roger never allowed Safin to play today. And I don't think Roger saw the need to raise his game further to humiliate Safin, who's a nice chap. (At 2007 AO when Roger thrashed Andy Roddick at th
07/04/2008 | 07:18 PM
Dearest Roger,

Congratulations for making the final. I enjoyed your match with Safin greatly. Your serves were great and you moved really well.

Now rest well and revenge Rafa on Sunday for RG!

God bless!
Your Japanese fan forever

07/04/2008 | 07:03 PM
*** Willsson, Sheleo, Jeux-set-match and others who read the tennis anecdotes in French,
Remember Patrice Dominguez (Henri Leconte’s coach) who sent a mysterious message to a losing Henri via a ball boy at RG? It turned the match around and Henri Lecont
07/04/2008 | 07:02 PM
by Leo Schlink, Melbourne Herald Sun
July 05, 2008 12:00am

NIKE has released a new advertisement for Wimbledon, entitled Roger Federer Ad - Awesome.

Borrowing heavily on a James Bond-style spoof and Pink Panther slapstick, Federer is
07/04/2008 | 06:56 PM
With Roger there is no ending...
07/04/2008 | 06:48 PM
***willsson***You sly dog!

***Tilou***Yeah, Byawn Bored certainly has nothing better to do than to read cheap crystal balls and as willsson said to rub the label on the box! Never was the brightest bulb!

From what I'm seeing (after watching the 1st
07/04/2008 | 06:42 PM
congrats Roger, now for revenge. do wat he did to u @ Roland Garros. not only win him, but dominate him.
07/04/2008 | 06:39 PM
07/04/2008 | 06:34 PM
love you not only because you have the greatest skill ever but also you always show gentlemanlike behaviour
07/04/2008 | 06:33 PM
Federer will win -- I believe in it. After watching Nadal -- I don't think he will be able to sustain the physicality of the match in the manner that he plays over 4-5 sets. I hope time violations are voiced since it appeared that Nadal got away with quit
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