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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 | 01:29 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 | 01:29 AM
ROGER! WOO-HOO. WHAT A SHOT, BABY. IN BETWEEN THE LEGS! INCREDIBLE.
THANK YOU FOR GIVING US SUCH AN AWESOME MATCH. SWEET 16 TOMORROW. LET'S GO! ROGER! LET'S GO!
09/14/2009 | 01:26 AM
My dear Roger!!!!

Thank you. It's my birthday today and you gave me a very nice present, especially that unbelievable shot in the last game.

Good luck in the final tomorrow. Different opponents come and go, and only ROGER THE GREAT remains there.

09/14/2009 | 01:25 AM
Well didnt he enjoyed that shot...
and the final return...
djoko just didnt moved..
Del potro may have got tensed seeing those shots,,,,,,,
Congrats man 40th match in a row at US
open...Awesome feat.
09/14/2009 | 01:24 AM
Dear Roger
CONGRATULATIONS! You did it! Straight! But it was tough! What a shot in the last gem! Masterpiece! Thank you dear for making me so happy. Now, take a rest and prepare well for Del Potro! With God's help, I hope you win!
Good luck and all the
09/14/2009 | 01:24 AM
I can't wait to see the final between our own Juan Martín Del Potro and you......I regret to say that since being an argentinian I gotta go for Juan....but any result will make me happy anyway
09/14/2009 | 01:19 AM
Wow, some of the best tennis I've seen Roger play. Djoko was playing really well, but was simply outclassed. The hotdog shot at 30-0...ridiculous! And sublime net play.

Good luck tomorrow!
09/14/2009 | 01:19 AM
I could not see the match but was reading the live text, WELL DONE CHAMP! so pleased you finished it in 3 sets as I needed to go to bed.
GOOD LUCK FOR TOMORROW (MONDAY)
09/14/2009 | 01:19 AM
I could not see the match but was reading the live text, WELL DONE CHAMP! so pleased you finished it in 3 sets as I needed to go to bed.
GOOD LUCK FOR TOMORROW (MONDAY)
09/14/2009 | 01:18 AM
What a victory Roger...

But WWHHAATT AA SSHHOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTT?????

Congrats Roger.

This year is going to be your BEST after 2006 one.

Go on,
MAESTRO
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