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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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05/16/2009 | 10:33 PM
Federer must be strong mentally to beat Nadal. Physically he can, it's all about Federer believing that the match is his. Federer is the better player, and Federer can do it. Sending you millions of cheers Fed!
05/16/2009 | 10:33 PM
Roger,
This was a great game in semis!
I hope you will win tomorrow. Nadal really was lucky to win today and you have a great chance to beat him on clay, in Madrid, right before French Open. That will be perfect!

Good luck tomorrow, Champ!
05/16/2009 | 10:33 PM
lux_lady**Have no fear of Rafa. I think Roger is in this tournament to win and won't that be a great thing to see?????
05/16/2009 | 10:32 PM
yes roger.... you did it.... open a new page and destroy nadal tomorrow... it will be your best medicine....
05/16/2009 | 10:32 PM
He's so cute - love his sweet smile when he wins!!!!! This is much better than those other tournaments!! BUT I FEAR RAFA!
05/16/2009 | 10:32 PM
Congrats dear Rog. Congrats dear fans.
05/16/2009 | 10:32 PM
Great Match Roger,

Good luck tomorrow vs Rafa.

05/16/2009 | 10:32 PM
YES YOU BEAT DEL POTRO!!! YOU CAN BEAT RAFA!!!!!!!!
05/16/2009 | 10:31 PM
Very nice, solid match. Way to go Federer! Good luck in next match, stay strong!
05/16/2009 | 10:31 PM
Oh Roger you have won!!!!Have you fans ever seen a more graceful person in all your life? It is such a pleasure to watch Roger. He is so beautiful both inside and out!!!