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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 | 03:38 PM
i can't keep up with scores anymore. what's latest please?
10/18/2008 | 03:37 PM
No -- Federer won't be able to break -- but never say never.

Next time is there.
10/18/2008 | 03:37 PM
i can't believe how Murr's serving. he's on fire today.
10/18/2008 | 03:37 PM
Seems Roger can't win any Masters tournement this year.

Good luck with next year.
10/18/2008 | 03:36 PM
does not matter next time better
take a good rest and see you next hopefully
in a better shape
10/18/2008 | 03:35 PM
Can fed break?
10/18/2008 | 03:35 PM
NO NO NO
But let's be happy that Rogie is even playing this tourney!

GO ROGIE GO
10/18/2008 | 03:34 PM
I can't watch
10/18/2008 | 03:34 PM
Noooooooooooooooooooo!
10/18/2008 | 03:34 PM
Murray breaks Federer and will serve for the match. Too bad he couldn't dig himself out this time. Roger better break back now for a tie break show down. I hate to see him lose to Murray and continue going down in the points. He was in the finals last yea