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Next up: Andy Murray

08.01.2009 | Tennis

Roger has reached the semifinals in Doha after defeating eighth-seeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 7-6 (6). The world's number one, Rafael Nadal, has dropped out of the tournament.


Roger even had a 4-1 lead in the second set when his opponent raised his level remarkably, taking the set to a tie-break. It was the first time in their third encounter that Kohlschreiber was able to do so. But Roger faced the three set-points successfully and managed to take home the set and match after a fantastic forehand winner. It was his 15th victory in his 16th match in Qatar.


Roger's semifinal opponent on Friday will be the surging Murray, who handled Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4, 6-2 in today's nightcap. The third-seeded Murray is the reigning Doha champ, having beaten Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in last year's finale . Roger captured the Doha event back-to-back in 2005 and 2006.

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01/09/2009 | 08:13 PM
Hey Roger, I love to see you play and I know you can do it MUCH BETTER, CAUSE YOU ARE THE BEST TENIS PLAYER EVER, but I think maybe it's time to get a full time trainer.


01/09/2009 | 08:13 PM
***Tilou***Thanks! You're always supportive as well, as true fans should be.

***schoggi_8, jaan, jamiechin***Great comments and agree 100% percent.

Other "fans": First of all, Rog doesn't need to hire a coach with so many "experts" on his page. S
01/09/2009 | 08:10 PM
Last year we had the Mono excuses, at the end of the year, the back pain!, an now?, now are coming again the ghost of 2007: no coach, a physical preparation that looks inefficient or no sufficient.
Is Roger so stubborn to believe the he can go ahead with
01/09/2009 | 08:06 PM
WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH.............!!!!!
01/09/2009 | 08:00 PM

I think it isn't such a bad performance! It is always tricky at the begining of the year.... I saw a match, and Roger played at a first damn good, then lost concentration and motivation! He can do anything, just has to believe in himself more! It
01/09/2009 | 08:00 PM
what can I say?....

Just, I want to see the Express Federer again!
The Magician of Precision!
The King!

I love you Roggy,
Find the way!

01/09/2009 | 07:58 PM
Fed lost it rather than murray winning it,
but lets hope that the anger of Roger at the end shows the sign the he will shake himself up a bit for the Australian Open
01/09/2009 | 07:56 PM
I agree with some fans here. Being younger helps a lot!!! Having more experience is not a bad thing. That means Roger can still play well but not dominate the field, which is not a bad thing. We as tennis fans always like to see better players. Having sai
01/09/2009 | 07:53 PM
hey roger,

tough luck today champ.. but you had some splendid shots.. its always eye-candy to watch u play..
as mentioned earlier in the page, 1ce u put down ur racquet , tennis will become a game of power alone. grace , elegance and beauty will beco
01/09/2009 | 07:53 PM

Hate to say it, but I read on the Internet; checking out tennis and/or how you are doing, that you lost again and badly, especially in the last two sets, against Andy Murray! What is going on? I/we want to see you on top of your game again! Come
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