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Semis against Murray

20.03.2009 | Tennis

Roger held off a late rally from Fernando Verdasco to score a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory Thursday night in Indian Wells, advancing to the semi finals.

 

Roger had a great start and continued well into the second set, taking a 4-1 lead. However, Verdasco got on a run and broke Roger twice, including the 11th game to take a 6-5 lead to serve for the set. “I don't think I served great in those games, and I think he got some good hits in,” Roger said. “Because he's got such big shots, especially his forehand, he can put you under pressure quickly.

 

Roger fought off set points, taking the second set into the tie-break where he raced out to a 5-1 lead and later finished with a service winner.

 

Roger will play Andy Murray in the semis, which will be a rematch of the U.S. Open final, which Roger won in the fall. "He's a great player and great players are tough to play against," said Roger. "He's young, so you still have to figure him out a little bit. He's changing his game as time goes by. Every time you play him, he plays a bit different. I'm aware he has beaten me more than I've beaten him but, on big occasions, I think I came through."

 

 
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03/22/2009 | 02:38 AM
*******Roger and Fans*******
I need some time , for posting again after Roger lost his match.
I believe It´s a sad day for all of us and for Roger of course.
Many things have been writen ,so many are so rights and others are product of sadness and im
03/22/2009 | 02:24 AM
can somebody understand what is going on with fed's player???? I'm concerned
03/22/2009 | 02:18 AM
I do not plan to comment on Roger's last match here, shall do so on the next thread, which[my post] will be very positive

There is a saying-- "upon reading a letter, post whatever, one often learns more about the person writing it, than about the subj
03/22/2009 | 02:07 AM
Roger, dearest..

"The life has many returns, is necessary to be prepared."

During 4 1/2 years you win so many championships ( MS, GS, etc..) and now is living the 'other side'.

Works hard with a coach, Roger! (Greg is a great coach) Believes in
03/22/2009 | 02:05 AM
Well, you did not lose any point . It is a pity , but this way it is the tennis. It was not your better day.
He shot everything to you upside-down and high place...
Now Miami comes, and I wait to meet yourself personally. I travel from Uruguay with my
03/22/2009 | 02:02 AM
After reading quite a few of thee messages to Roger after his loss today I can vaguely understand their feelings but you know I have the distinct feeling that something is wrong with Roger's health. He never mentions anything and keeps his thoughts to him
03/22/2009 | 01:54 AM

OH ROGER I´M SO SAD, REALLY THE ONLY GOOD THING IS NOT BEING DEFEAT BY NADAL, BUT I THINK YOU NEED A COACH AND A SPORTS PHYSICOLOGIST TO HELP YOU.I´LL SUPPORT YOU AS ALWAYS.
03/22/2009 | 01:45 AM
Roger Federer has no doubt entered into a new phase of his career that is potentially dangerous.

For me personally, the vulnerable Federer that we are currently witnessing has only enhanced my appreciation for his exquisite athleticism, achievements an
03/22/2009 | 01:40 AM
I totally disagree when people say that Nadal's and Murray's game is superior than Fed. For Federer he just needs to get rid of that mental block which he seems to have had lately against Nadal and Murray. Clearly when he is playing well they can not comp
03/22/2009 | 01:37 AM
My eyes can't believe all those stupid comments about retirement! I truly hope that is not even crossing your mind because that would be the most outrageous decision of your life. Talk about quitters, yeah all those who believe you should retire should be
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