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Roger cruises into Final

16.05.2009 | Tennis

Roger cruised past Juan Martin Del Potro with a 6-3 6-4 victory today, playing his first final on clay this season tomorrow - against Rafael Nadal.

 

It was only after the first five games that Roger started making the key points and broke del Potro to love in the eighth game to take a 5-3 advantage. He served out the set comfortably and then dominated his opponent throughout the second set. He had no real trouble, continuing to play on a constant level and left a strong impression after finishing the match in 81 minutes.

 

So an exciting match between the world numbers one and two awaits us tomorrow. They will meet for the 20th time, Roger having lost the last five encounters and even laying back 1-9 in the statistics on clay. But Roger certainly proved that he is in excellent shape today and he will meet a rather tired Rafael Nadal in the final as the Spaniard's battle against Novak Djokovic today was all but a walk in the park.

 
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05/17/2009 | 06:14 PM
Jaan, pls forget tis ur Djokovic, u know we all cheered for him bcos we wanted him to bring Nadal down, but it feels good and even better that it was Roger that brought him down. Of course we will all be against Djoko in FO cos he is also a contender and
05/17/2009 | 06:12 PM
goodddddddd FeDeReR!!!!!! your are the best congratulation!!!!!!
05/17/2009 | 06:10 PM
So where r Dinara and Caroline now??
05/17/2009 | 06:09 PM
Good sportsmanship from Nadal but I know he is dying inside, ha!
05/17/2009 | 06:07 PM
cute how Roger is chatting with Nadal now like best of friends. Obviously nothing personal to them!!!
05/17/2009 | 06:07 PM
Nadal is hiding his check he doesn't want us to know how much he got.
05/17/2009 | 06:06 PM
Love you Rogerrrrrr. Love to see your
smiling happy face again. This is the day
your fans have been waiting...
05/17/2009 | 06:06 PM
LOL they gave nadal his runner up trophy and its this tiny bowl that fits in his hand he's like wtf
05/17/2009 | 06:05 PM
So the mens and womens presentations are together??

I'm not getting live coverage of madrid...watching wimby roof unveiling..
05/17/2009 | 06:05 PM
A somewhat subdued crowd reaction to Roger getting the trophy - but that's OK all his fans in the world are celebrating. I just put champagne in the fridge!!!
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