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Semis in Madrid

15.05.2009 | Tennis

Roger advanced to the semi-finals of the Madrid Open, battling past Andy Roddick 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-1 today.

 

It was Roger's first career meeting with Andy Roddick on clay; he has now improved improved his record against the American to 18 wins and two defeats. Roddick, who received a walkover after Nikolay Davydenko had to withdraw due to a leg injury, broke in the second game to take a 2-0 lead. But that was just reason enough for Roger to break right back and hold for 2-2. He broke once more later in the 11th game and served out the set. Roger never managed to take the lead in the second set despite four break balls, eventually losing the tie-break after an initial 2-0 lead. Roger pushed to a higher gear in the last set, dominating the set entirely and showing some stunning tennis.

 

Roger will face the winner of the quarter-final between fourth seed Andy Murray and fifth seed Juan Martin Del Potro.

 

 
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05/17/2009 | 01:16 AM
Bravo dear Roger. Congratulations.

It was great (quick) match. You played wonderful and your tennis is so beautiful to watch. Brilliant.
Thank you.

I'm so happy, because you are in the second final this year now.
Good luck tomorrow - you know it
05/16/2009 | 11:47 PM
FEDERERWORSHIPPER

You are my type of guy
How does he do it
IF I WAS RED CLAY I WOULD LIKE TO CLING TO HIM - no not like that, wrong gender

In a word, Roger was CLINICAL

He is like MEDICINE without the crap taste!

The bat has gone back to be
05/16/2009 | 11:41 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on reaching the final and your win against Del Potro. It was a pleasure to watch the genius at work again with your beautiful play and amazing tennis skills. I love those little drop shots. Wishing you lots and lots of go
05/16/2009 | 11:39 PM
PS. Roger, don't let Nadal's faked MTO distract you, please. We could all see him running like scuds after the MTO.
05/16/2009 | 11:36 PM
Roger,
You're just awesome today. Your shots are awesome and you look so awesome. Take care, Roger. Don't waste too much energy on playing the beast tomorrow. The FO matters the most. I think you know that the beast is never tired or injured. don't let
05/16/2009 | 11:22 PM
a special mssg for roger, plz read it ...

i never saw nadal beating u ... i saw u lost to him coz u didn't play ur game which u play against all others ...

the time has come, u need to get tht 15th atp master trophy and go forward and set a good bas
05/16/2009 | 11:16 PM
Rogi, beautifully played and executed match!!!
Looking so much forward to tomorrow’s final(you can’t even imagine how we’ve missed seeing you play on a Sunday).

Be confident! We love you!
05/16/2009 | 11:16 PM
Congratulations Roger!

Now the hard work begins. You are facing probably the greatest clay courter of all time on his home turf. It's not going to be easy but give it 100% effort against Nadal tomorrow. Good luck for a victory tomorrow. It's high t
05/16/2009 | 11:16 PM
http://www.tennis.com/

Go vote for Roger to win tomorrow!
05/16/2009 | 11:15 PM
Wauw Roger! Loved your last drop shot at 30-15 in last game. You just could not resist to try it again as you missed a try at a similar drop shot a few games earlier. Loooooooooooved it, you were again in your "teaching a class mood" of playing.

Now to
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