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Roger sets up Murray rematch

17.10.2008 | Tennis

Roger beat ninth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 6-3, 6-3 today to reach the Madrid Masters semifinals, where he will face Andy Murray in a rematch of the U.S. Open final.

 

Roger used an effective slice serve on the fast indoor surface and was never broken. "The slice goes nicely on this court, I felt good using it to counter Juan Martin's height," our star said. Roger also played serve-and-volley, chip and charge returns and clean passing shots against his 20-year-old opponent. Del Potro served 12 aces, including 11 in the first set, but couldn't trouble Roger. "He started serving great, many aces," Roger said. "That's what makes him the good player he is. I had the ability to stay calm and use my slice well here in Madrid where conditions are very quick."

 

Roger, who missed last week's Stockholm Open due to fatigue, said he felt happy with his physical condition. "I don't know what would have happened if I'd gone to Stockholm, but I'm playing well here," he said.

 

 
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10/18/2008 | 03:47 PM
YOU ARE STEUPID
10/18/2008 | 03:46 PM
it's unfortunate. fed is still no. 1 for me, but really we got to realise that he can't always win EVERYTIME. he did that 2 maybe 3 years ago and now the guys out there, have had enough.he's broken all the records, now it's time to see who can break all t
10/18/2008 | 03:45 PM
Oh well... I knew that when he lost the 2nd set, it would be hard for him to come back especially when he couldn't take his chances to break Murray again. I guess I prefer he better lose to Murray than Nadal. Roger should just forget this year because it
10/18/2008 | 03:44 PM
dear Rog, i'm sorry for this loss with murray, but don't worry...next year will be a new begining, you are still the legend of tennis, just enjoy the game and do your best! God be with you
10/18/2008 | 03:43 PM
that's nothing, part of sport, Roger has many beautiful hits today too!!! Murray was on fire. that's all. his serves and hits almost always down the line.
the main thing is that Roger's back and feelable healthy!!!! that's the most important thing!!!
10/18/2008 | 03:42 PM
Congratulations Roger! Good luck against Mr. Murray! ;=)
10/18/2008 | 03:42 PM
A bitter loss,the one against murray.And the opportunity to win a MS vanishes again,for this year.I'm really sorry.
10/18/2008 | 03:42 PM
A bitter loss,the one against murray.And the opportunity to win a MS vanishes again,for this year.I'm really sorry.
10/18/2008 | 03:40 PM
OK ROGIE you did the best you could.
Now back to take a well earned rest.
Love you for ever and ever
10/18/2008 | 03:39 PM
NOOOOOOOO come on, why? Awwww Fed!