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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 | 07:43 PM
Comments from Comments from Federer post match - hope he is right

``It is disappointing to lose after the first set when things were going my way,'' Federer said. ``I just couldn't give the knockout punch. But it is not a big thing.

``Andy is a toug
01/09/2009 | 07:42 PM
Let's face it - all people are aging - and unfortunately Roger is too :(. He doesn't have the body of the early 20s, as a result the feet movement is slower he has less time to prepare for shots - which are less accurate and lack the pace they used to hav
01/09/2009 | 07:39 PM
Dear Roger, that’s ok, we know that this tournament was just for your preparation for the AO, all of us know you don´t want to get injury at the beginning of the year and push your body at 100%, you really did well, good luck for next week the exo, and n
01/09/2009 | 07:38 PM
Roger,It was so sad to see you lose today.Don't let Murray into ur head as u do when u play rafa.We all know that u can beat everybody in the world with your amazing tennis.
So best of luck for Oz open and bring back your trophy.
01/09/2009 | 07:36 PM
Hi all fans, the general feeling is that FED didn't do well here so his career is over.
A Murray will beat him for the rest of his life and he will never win a GS any more and the rest.
I would just say this- PLEASE STOP THIS!

Although FED lost and h
01/09/2009 | 07:35 PM
Roger

Enjoy the game!!
You can do everything you want, Murry is one more.
Australia is waiting for you!!!!!!!!!!!
The best
01/09/2009 | 07:35 PM
SPEAKING FOR MYSELF I DONT WRITE
FEDERER OFF , BUT HE REALLY HAS
TO CHANGE HIS PREPARATIONS TO BE WELL
PREPAIRED TO FACE THE COMING YOUNG
TENNIS PLAYERS.IF HE DOES NOT I FEEL SORRY FOR HIM BUT HE WILL NOT MAKE IT
ANYMORE
01/09/2009 | 07:31 PM
Yeah Jenny, that's how we are being his die-hard fans....acting like technical experts :) lol...nobody asked him to get a coach when he took the US OPEN title and it was Murray he beat! Roger's been at the top very long, young and good players are bound
01/09/2009 | 07:31 PM
Here we go again. I NEW nemesis on the rise and, in my opinion, far more lethal than Nadal. Roger was BEATEN today. Roger's tactics are stale, his preparatin seems to be stale too. IF you want diffenet results then you need to do things differently. Unfor
01/09/2009 | 07:26 PM
Let's not write Fed off just because he is 27. It's only 5 months since he won at US open -- and hasn't aged that much. So -- if the draw is good at AO -- it's good enough for him.
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