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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 | 07:47 PM
Sorry. You Lost. Why?
05/08/2010 | 07:46 PM
A LOT OF WORK STILL TO DO ROG
05/08/2010 | 07:46 PM
Sorry about that Roger but this was just one of those days. Regroup for your next tournament and you will be fine.
05/08/2010 | 07:46 PM
It´s a pity. Roger can not win to anybody. What a shame!!!!
05/08/2010 | 07:44 PM
Roger's out... ='(
05/08/2010 | 07:43 PM
My God this is so nerve-racking!
5-6 to Montanes!!
Match point! =(
05/08/2010 | 07:40 PM
4-2 to roger in the tiebreak now
05/08/2010 | 07:39 PM
now its 3-2 to federer!
05/08/2010 | 07:38 PM
tie break!

1-2 montanes
05/08/2010 | 07:38 PM
What is the problem with our Roger? How can you miss a forehand like that?