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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 | 07:01 PM
Nice job!
Good luck!!! :D
05/08/2010 | 07:01 PM
Go on Roger....Win the TROPHY.
05/08/2010 | 06:55 PM
Roger, can you a bit more aggressive?
05/08/2010 | 06:53 PM
very bad set
05/08/2010 | 06:53 PM
calm down Roger,turn this around.dont let anything push you down!!turn this match from now, stay calm!
05/08/2010 | 06:53 PM
iam very sad
05/08/2010 | 06:51 PM
Oh Boting
What a news!!!!!!!!!

Hala
05/08/2010 | 06:45 PM
Dear Roger
Don't allow any break till the end please!!!
You'll lose this match!! And you are better player!!!! You saved one break, please keep winning
You can do it!!!!!!!!!!
Love, Mimi
05/08/2010 | 06:45 PM
First set 1-4 for montanes
05/08/2010 | 06:44 PM
Thanks Mitz
But it does not work
Another channel please?
Hala
Syria