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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 | 07:49 PM
We get used to it now.
05/08/2010 | 07:48 PM
pls do something to pick up your game. You are going to lose your number 1 ranking very soon if your dismal performance continues... you couldn't even close out the tiebreak against Montanes.. where did the Roger federer we once knew gone?
05/08/2010 | 07:48 PM
IAM VERY SAD
05/08/2010 | 07:48 PM
Oh well! Good luck in Madrid :)
05/08/2010 | 07:48 PM
He sucked!
05/08/2010 | 07:48 PM
It should have rained all day
05/08/2010 | 07:47 PM
MLGBD
05/08/2010 | 07:47 PM
VERY BAD MATCH
05/08/2010 | 07:47 PM
50 unforced error, i am shocked . Albert Montanes too. What is to be said to these things

A shockerrrrrrrrrrrrr
05/08/2010 | 07:47 PM
Roger i Always love you
see you next week
take care
xxx
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