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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 | 01:44 AM
Stunning display. Novak played very well too but you simply won with even more dazzling shots. Amazing. Good luck in the final. It would be great to break another record. :)
09/14/2009 | 01:39 AM
Congratulations, Rog!!! Beautiful win!! Another beautiful match full of surprises and delights! LOVE the between the legs winner!!!! A-MAZING!! Best wishes for tomorrow's match against Del Potro!!
09/14/2009 | 01:37 AM
you are awesome what a game if you play like this with del potro you definetily win him.i'm sure about that just believe it play with confidence and the 16th will be ours.good rest.
09/14/2009 | 01:37 AM
Dear Roger
CONGRATULATIONS----what a hard fought semi. You continue to astound us all with your spectacular shot-making. You always bring something different to each match you play---it's why we love you.
Keep going through the final & we wish you all
09/14/2009 | 01:35 AM
fabulous game from Roger and Nole....climaxed by an amazing shot between the legs by Roger.....
09/14/2009 | 01:35 AM
Hey Rog,
YES...YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fraze
09/14/2009 | 01:32 AM
He's done it. Congrats Roger, powerful in between the leg shot to give you match point. Roger you are simply the best, you put up a great fight and I knew you would win this match. See you tomorrow at the finals against Del Potro. For sure this victory is
09/14/2009 | 01:31 AM
What a magic man you are! And your dad looked so proud of you - all your family must love you to bits. Don't we all? Do your stuff again tomorrow against del Potro. It will be tough for sure but you've got the world on a string at the moment. The tr
09/14/2009 | 01:31 AM
Roger! Super! Thank You very much.Your last game was fantastic. Good luck in final!
09/14/2009 | 01:30 AM
What a wonderful finish to the match. Congrats, Roger! You are the best!!

Cheers,
MC
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