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Second semi-final in 2010

07.05.2010 | Tennis

Roger successfully continued his quest for a second Estoril Open title today, moving into the last four with a 7-6(7), 6-2 victory over Arnaud Clément.

 

Roger got off to a bad start as his footwork clearly failed him. But just as we love him, he showed his mental resilience to fight back, winning the next three games to take a narrow lead. This mini-revival proved to be the turning point in the set - although Roger was never close to his best in what remained of the opener, he managed to edge past his opponent with the odd flash of brilliance. Roger then went on to take a 2-0 lead and finally picked up his rhythm at 3-1 up, hitting a series of whipped forehands that looked ominous for Clement's chances of recovery.

 

Roger will now play his first semi-final since January; he will face defending champion Albert Montañes (ATP 34). Roger has won all 3 encouters against the Spaniard so far.

 
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05/08/2010 | 07:52 PM
MELISA THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT ROGER I DONT KNOW HOW WILL WIN IN MADRID AND ROLAND GARROS
05/08/2010 | 07:52 PM
i cant believe your defeat to montanes, you re playing like the n° 50 of the world but you re the n° 1 c'mon whats the problem, i am alredy bored of these stupid defeats, start training better because it doesnt seem you ve been doing so when i see you on
05/08/2010 | 07:51 PM
O my God! Roger just could'nt get his rythym. He's out of Estoril. I very much hope Roger can get himself together before FO.
05/08/2010 | 07:51 PM
Roger Federer is not showing He is number One since Australian Open.

Why he press on him so much?
Why being the Greatest Still showing not confidence, errors and not clever plays in critical moments?

Come On Roger

Do not fall under pressure!!!
05/08/2010 | 07:51 PM
I am really dissapointed. What´s happening Rog????? What is tihis???? What do you really want???? It cannot continue!!!!! You have to think about your future. I am very unhappy
05/08/2010 | 07:51 PM
Dear Roger
We still believe in you

Good Luck in Madrid
Hala
05/08/2010 | 07:51 PM
Never mind Roger, it was good match practice for the next,tournaments, go and enjoy a time with your girls,and get ready for Madrid ,you will show everybody you are no 1 on and off court. xxxx
05/08/2010 | 07:50 PM
Good luck Roger.
05/08/2010 | 07:50 PM
Is there anyone who could answer the question: who is the next to beat Federer? I can't believe my own eyes: he had 5:2 in tie break and lost! Roger didn't want to play further, obviously! Who is Albert Montanes? He never won Roget, what does that mean no
05/08/2010 | 07:49 PM
i admit that you didnt win today.but in my eyes there was much more power in your game than some days ago Roger.there were uncountable many beautiful shots unreal ones too.if you said earlier you must go through a long way to RG im not an expert.but i thi
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