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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 | 07:08 PM
BRIAN9999 YES YOU ARE SINGING
YOUR LYRICS ABOUT ROGER FEDERER
THAT HIS TENNIS IS GREAT NO ONE DOUBT
THAT,BUT GIVE US A BREAK IF FEDERER
CANNOT MANAGE TO PLAY ANYMORE IN THE
ATP HE SHOULD GO AND JOIN SAMPRAS
IN THE SENIOR TOUR.
01/09/2009 | 07:07 PM
**Boting

Completley agree with you there, Murray did nothing special today, it's just that Roger made it easy for him. The Roger of old would never have got into that situation
01/09/2009 | 07:05 PM
The match between andy murray and you is just finished. You have been amazing. don't worry this is only the beginning. go TIGER go...don't brood over, look in front of you: The road is so long, with a lot of opportunity.

01/09/2009 | 07:05 PM
Dear Roger,

I can't what to say!
You played well, some amazing BH and shots.
You make this next time, maybe in AO? More confidence !!!
We'll support you as always. It's impossible win all the time !!!
More important is watching your beautiful play,
01/09/2009 | 07:04 PM
The match between andy murray and you is just finished. You have been amazing. don't worry this is only the beginning. go TIGER go...don't brood over, look in front of you: The road is so long, with a lot of opportunity.

01/09/2009 | 07:03 PM
Federer is still very good,
but the same mental block he has with Nadal after losing a couple of matches is beginning to affect his game with Murray. 3rd game of the 2nd set, very crucial to the loss. It's a game of the mind - he thinks too much now whil
01/09/2009 | 07:02 PM
MURRAYS TENNIS HAS NOTHING SPECIAL
WHAT HE HAS IS A GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION BECAUSE HE HAS A TEAM OF
PEOPLE WHO ARE GUIDING HIM TO KEEP
HIM TOP FIT.

I KEEP SAYING IT ALL OVER AGAIN
FEDERER HAS NOT A GOOD PHYSICAL
PREPARATION FOR HIS AGE SOMEONE OF
01/09/2009 | 07:01 PM
**Jamiechin
I hate to criticise Roger, i mean who are we to tell Rog how to play tennis- a man who has won 13 slams! I'm sure he doesn't need the likes of us telling him what to do- but it was so frustrating watching him make so many unforced errors,perh
01/09/2009 | 07:00 PM
Roger's words that Murray was the most promising talent of the young guns was ominous in its accuracy. But more to the point, Roger just seemed to run out of ideas in the end, and his agression simply evaporated.

I hope Roger can tip the scales back in
01/09/2009 | 07:00 PM
Roger, you just need more rest to stay in form. You also should find a good coach, because your mental power lacks. You cannot afford yourself to repeat anymore the mistakes made in this match against Murray. NO WAY. Especially not on Australian Open. The