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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 | 10:25 PM
Nice squat by Del Potro! Haven't seen that before!
05/16/2009 | 10:24 PM
Come on Rog, Finish it with a break
05/16/2009 | 10:24 PM
Lovely lovely backhand by Roger! He is not hitting it in the net so much as before.
05/16/2009 | 10:23 PM
WOOHOO! Come on Federer!
05/16/2009 | 10:22 PM
GAME FEDERER it's 5-3!!!! Can he do it now???
05/16/2009 | 10:18 PM
Thanks luxlady! Looks like Federer is in fair form today. Lets go Roger!
05/16/2009 | 10:18 PM
Nuts I shouldn't have said that. Del Potro just won his game without Roger taking a point. Come on Fedex put on the juice again!!!
05/16/2009 | 10:17 PM
Don't let him win this game Roger!!!
05/16/2009 | 10:16 PM
That's the way my boy!!!!!! It's 4-2 now. I think he just aced Del Potro. DP looking strangely unable to copy after his brilliant win against Murray.
05/16/2009 | 10:13 PM
Roger is doing great! Many good shots. However he can't let up now. Del Potro is good too.