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Roger flies into final

29.01.2010 | Tennis

Roger will challenge for his fourth Australian Open title this Sunday after he defeated France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-3, 6-2, wasting no time and energy.

 

"It's nice going through a match like that," Roger said. "I think against top players, it's always positive if you can win the first set. It won't be the same story in the next match I play here."

 

Roger had no problems disposing of the 2008 runner-up today. The Frenchman looked a pale shadow of his best form as our number one did what he pleased to. Tsonga had won their last encounter, in three sets in Montreal last August, but it was never a contest at their third career meeting.

 

Roger will play the 22nd (!) grand slam final of his career and 18th of the last 19 majors. The only break in the sequence was his semifinal loss to Djokovic in 2008 in the Australian Open, which he has won three times so far. Roger will meet Andy Murray (ATP 5) in Sunday's final. Although the head-to-head is negative for our champ (4-6), Roger has a good feeling as he had been able to defeated the Scotsman clearly in the final of the US Open 2008.

 
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01/31/2010 | 10:37 AM
Roger is doing well by taking his break chances. 3 breaks in all, now he has to hold serve to consolidate this break.
01/31/2010 | 10:36 AM
Oh my he BROKE MURRAY!!!!! HOW GREAT IS THAT?????
01/31/2010 | 10:35 AM
Comeon Roger try to break Murray here and lead in this second set. Go Roger go
01/31/2010 | 10:35 AM
needs to keep it up...Muray is soooooo hungry for this...
01/31/2010 | 10:35 AM
the roof is still closed so humility is higher
effects the court and the balls
01/31/2010 | 10:35 AM
Comeon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Roger gets the break, leads 2-1 in the second set. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
01/31/2010 | 10:34 AM
needs to keep it up...Muray is soooooo hungry for this...
01/31/2010 | 10:28 AM
Of course now Murray starts serving better - acing Roger. That could be critical in 2nd set.
01/31/2010 | 10:26 AM
Roger's stats on the first set are very good - keep it up champ! Murray only serving 45% first serves. Roger isn't doing as well as could be at the net - Murray knows how to pass him very well. Please Roger win this match in 3 sets!!!!!
01/31/2010 | 10:25 AM
YESSS! Great set champ!