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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 | 07:00 PM
you just do it
I believe ^^
fight fight

you are No.1 again. I will wait you
01/09/2009 | 07:00 PM
I agree with you Jaan, slams are different and half of the battle is where the players end up in the draw.

I also agree that Murray is a more complete player than Djokovic, he is not as emotional and self-defeating as Djok.

Roger, just play your g
01/09/2009 | 06:59 PM
Roger's done uncountable many beautiful and unreal shots today too!!! unreal ones!!! volleys bhs and fhs as well as serves and smashes!!! it's natural part of any kinds of sport. any kinds of sport. any kinds of. it's hard to understand for many people i
01/09/2009 | 06:56 PM
and i don't understand how can you say that roger disspapointed you? he played well, but he's got problems, and those are moral problems with murray. he will never let me down, because i believe very much in him...and he's the only one who can help himsel
01/09/2009 | 06:52 PM
I also think that having a coach could be good to Roger, probably it would make him focus, wich in my opinion seems to be his biggest problem... he starts well, but then looses concentration...
But let's not take Murray´s credit... a few months ago I was
01/09/2009 | 06:52 PM
Federer thinks too much when he plays Murray -- but slams are different and I hope Murray is on the other side.
01/09/2009 | 06:51 PM
I was a bit concerned with the way he played that 3rd set, Jenny..even though he struggled to take the 1st but you could see the fire and detemination in his eyes...that hunger to win..strange..went missing in the 2nd and 3rd set after he got broken...str
01/09/2009 | 06:50 PM
01/09/2009 | 06:46 PM
*** Sheleo

You're still a great fan... very happy that you're here dear!

Yes, Roger... go get him in the AO champ!

Your fans will be cheering for you!
01/09/2009 | 06:46 PM
I knew it, Roger didn't have the balls or what it takes to defeat Andy Murray yet again. I am now scared that whenever they meet, he will lose. It is now 5-2 can u imagine? Roger playd poorly and I wasn't impressed at all. I knew it'd e tough and Andy eve