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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 | 11:46 AM
I can't even watch - my heart is pounding. Roger focus!!!
01/31/2010 | 11:45 AM
Mitz and Luxlady, let's hope Roger breaks back now Murray is serving for the set and he will be back on this set. Fingers crossed.
01/31/2010 | 11:44 AM
Boting, agree with you. He might have won it in 3. Federer really needs to focus on the way he handles the match.
01/31/2010 | 11:43 AM
lux-lady, I'm with you. Surely Roger will not let this upstart win this.These British girls are pure idiots.
01/31/2010 | 11:43 AM
It's terrible when Roger gets broken late in the set. Now his only chance is to win the next three games in a row. Difficult. Good first two points now but even if he wins this game stupid Murray will be serving for the set and now he is serving and hi
01/31/2010 | 11:41 AM
federer has just lose his concentration
as usual in his matches he has to refocus
quick before it is too late...
01/31/2010 | 11:40 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOO come on Roger don't let him take the third set away - you are so close! I can't stand to watch a 4th set and possibly Murray sneaking back for a 5th set. Is Roger losing momentum? Does he look tired?
01/31/2010 | 11:40 AM
Yeah! good point there, no body has ever seen Murray's dad, he's probably divorced from his mom and moved on. Wouldn't blame him anyway.
01/31/2010 | 11:40 AM
ARRRRRGGGGG I'm so worried. Roger doesn't do well when the other player gets a set.
01/31/2010 | 11:39 AM
Now he won't be grabbing his thighs again, he is in the lead this 3rd set. Mitz*** this goes to show you that they know what they are doing all these players that grab a body part when they are losing the match, but Roger will definitely find a way to win