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Roger books last four spot

03.06.2009 | Tennis

Roger is only two more wins away from completing a career Grand Slam! He eased past France's Gaël Monfils in straight sets 7-6(6), 6-2 and 6-4 this afternoon to advance to the semifinals of the French Open.

 

"I was very nervous as I had not felt too well during the past matches and had not hit the ball that well. But this time it went well right from the start," Roger said and added: "I hope to play two more matches here."

 

Our champ was in control of his serve throughout the entire match and capitalised on the errors of Monfils to secure the victory. He placed just 57 percent of his first serves in play but won 80 percent of those offerings and never had his serve broken. In comparison Monfils’ serve was broke by Roger on three of five opportunities.

Roger did have to save a set point in the first-set tiebreak before clinching it 8-6. He then marched on with a double break in the second and a last break in the ninth game in the third set which eventually brought him one more step closer to the only Grand Slam title missing in his collection.

 

Roger will play his fifth consecutive semi-final at the French Open against either Juan Martin del Potro or Tommy Robredo on Friday.

 
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06/06/2009 | 06:22 AM
Go Roger!!! Keep Up The Good Work! :-)
06/06/2009 | 06:19 AM
Congratulations Roger - you certainly had us all sitting on the edges of our seats for a spell but we knew you would do it and more importantly you knew yourself you could do it. Take it easy tomorrow and you will do great on Sunday. A little prayer alw
06/06/2009 | 06:16 AM
A littlevcnervous in your sight as in Australia semifinals years ago,
I didn´t like it.
But during the match I saw you so concentrated, and despite the sets that you lose I think that you conserved the calm and the foccus.
Congratulations and the nex
06/06/2009 | 06:15 AM
one more to go..All you have to do is to focus and get going from the beginning..This guys is dangerous and he is brimming with confidence. We can't wait to see u lifting that trophy..You can do it..Believe and focus..Good luck a million times.. make all
06/06/2009 | 06:15 AM
heyyyyyyyyyy fedi u won... i knew it our champ is back ...u can win 14 grand slam..may god bless u always....and esp this time
06/06/2009 | 06:10 AM
Great stuff Roger, you are the best and playing good matches. Keep it going, back on top.
lol
06/06/2009 | 02:01 AM

***Mitz (p.72)

Agree with you 100%, as usual. Thank you for your words and thank you for beeing a TRUE Roger's fan.

Ewa
06/06/2009 | 01:59 AM
OMG!!!! Just saw the Del Potro match! I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy for you!!!!!! You scared the sh** out of me at times tough. I'm amazed at how you can kick a 20 year old's butt in a 5 setter & barely break a sweat. You are amazing!!! LOVE
06/06/2009 | 01:59 AM
Hi., Fed. Congratulation!! for the best SF game yesterday. You are the great tennis player and you are my idol.
I sheer up you. Come on Roger!!!
You are the CHAMPION!!
06/06/2009 | 01:58 AM
Beautiful win!!!
GOOD LUCK on the important date - 7th June 2009.
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