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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 | 01:56 AM
Excellent!
I knew you would win over Del Potro today!
And you will beat Soderling Sunday!
Hooray!
06/06/2009 | 01:42 AM
Cleocat***Gracious, don't be so upset over the way Roger played today. Give him a little loyalty and love and just tellhim how you enjoyed seeing him win. Ther is no sense in telling him what he did tha you did not approve of. Roger is Roger and he is con
06/06/2009 | 01:22 AM
Come on Roger!
06/06/2009 | 01:21 AM
Come on Roger!
06/06/2009 | 01:15 AM
Dear Roger,
I'm so happy now. I was so very nervous when that King Kong kept throwing bombs to you until you finally found the way to kick his butt. Me and my husband sreamed so loud when you hit that winner to close the match. Del Potro really tried his
06/06/2009 | 01:13 AM
YES! Great victory today... I have to forget about my feelings, thank god today they were wrong:)
I'm more calm now, I thougt I was going to die from anxiety! Right now I don't want to think about the final, just enjoy the moment, tomorrow it's another d
06/06/2009 | 01:09 AM
Roger, this one's yours!
Eye of the tiger!
06/06/2009 | 12:59 AM
CONGRATULATION ROGER

All best wishes for sunday, always with you our champion
come on master of rolland garros
06/06/2009 | 12:58 AM
Hi sweet Roger!!
Thanks a lot for your victory!!! It was a such difficult match!!! I thought I was going to die, I was completely nervous, and for worse, as Delpo is from my country, all my work´s partners wanted him in the final.. and I just wanted
06/06/2009 | 12:47 AM
I'm from Argentina, but in Tennis my heart is Swiss, so today I was really happy when you won the match!!! This Roland Garros is all yours!!! You deserve it more than anybody else!!!!so play your best on Sunday!!!! I really want to see you grab the coup!!
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