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22nd major semi-final in series!

10.09.2009 | Tennis

Roger defeated Robin Söderling 6-0, 6-3, 6-7(6), 7-6(6) this night to reach the semi-finals of the US Open. He will now meet Novak Djokovic.

 

The victory brought Roger to his 22nd (!) consecutive semifinal at a major tournament, which more than doubles the previous mark of 10 set by Ivan Lendl. “It’s probably one of the greatest records,” Roger said on court, “for me, anyway, in my personal career.”

 

Roger set off a firework to start off, wrapping up the first two sets with ease in just 59 minutes. Söderling struggled with Roger's perfect display and the gusting conditions. In the third set, the Swede hung in there, eventually challenging Roger to a tie-break. Roger quickly moved to 4-0, only for Söderling to suddenly came alive, getting back to 5-5 and finally even taking the set.

Söderling was not going away and he held his game together sufficiently to take the fourth set into a tie-break as well. He had another set-point but then lost two crucial points, handing Roger the victory just after midnight.

 

Roger will now play Novak Djokovic (ATP 4) in the semi-final on Saturday - the remake of last year's semi-final at the US Open. Roger leads the head-to-head 8:4.

 
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09/14/2009 | 09:30 PM
Hi Roger,

Congrats with your victory over Novak. Now go for real cup. Just play your own game and have your own toughts. AND LIVE YOUR DREAM!!!!

Good Luck and have fun out there.

Remember you don't have to prove anything or break any record anymo
09/14/2009 | 03:56 AM
Roger,
What a pleasure, a beauty, a dream !!!! Thank you so much and CONGRATULATIONS.

YOU TRULY ARE THE BEST, THE CHOSEN ONE.
GOD BLESS YOU FOR TOMORROW'S GAME.
Wishes from my heart to yours.
love,
marie in mtl
09/14/2009 | 03:30 AM

GREAT match, BRILLIANT and AMAZING play! FANTASTIC win today! CONGRATULATIONS Roger!

You are in the FINAL now and you CAN win your 6th, consecutive USO titel and 16th GS title!
I BELIEVE, YOU CAN DO IT! You DESERVE it!

GOOD LUCK aginst Del Potro.
09/14/2009 | 02:18 AM
I loved your match with Djokovic. You two actually were having some fun and I think Novak has changed a lot since he first came on the tennis scene. He learned the hard way and it didn't help him to have such rotten parents. Ha. The thru the legs ball was
09/14/2009 | 02:08 AM
Great.
It was close, but you win.
Del Potro became a great player, but I must ask you "How Del Potro can beat Nadal 6-2 6-2 6-2, and you cant? I must bealive that you will.
Final, well, Del Potro will not give up, so be in good form.
09/14/2009 | 02:07 AM
congratulations roger
great match with djokovic,
tomorrow del potro (6-0)

We go roger, you´re the best

PD: The penultimate point was incredible

RG Living Legend -- 16 Grand Slam
09/14/2009 | 02:03 AM
what a shot rog and what a game. don't think i have seen a more amazing shot in tennis EVER.
let's make it 6 shall we!!
love luck and xxxooos
09/14/2009 | 01:53 AM
Good win and that good shot, all the best tmr.
09/14/2009 | 01:51 AM
wow Roger, what a shot you did!
You are a magician.

kisses and good night, sleep well.

xxxxxxxxxx
09/14/2009 | 01:47 AM
Great win! And that shot between the legs... goodness me, it was awesome!
Now, Del Potro... I believe it will be harder than today, the guy is playing very, very good, but I hope in the end Roger wins!
Good luck, I believe it will be needed...
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