Saturday, June 4, 2011

Roland Garros 2011 - Men's Semifinal


The streak is over.  Novak Djokovic lost to Roger Federer in the semis yesterday, ending his perfect season and his 43 game winning streak.  Federer who has won 16 Grand Slams won 7-6 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) on Friday and will now face 5-time French Open Champ Rafa Nadal in the final.  This is the fourth time in six years they have met in the final.


"I've trained a lot during my whole life for these kinds of matches," Federer said. "There was an enormous amount of pressure on Novak and he really played well."


Earlier Nadal breezed though his semifinal match on Court Philippe Chatrier, defeating Andy Murray in straight sets 6-4,7-5, 6-4.  Nadal is just one victory away from matching Bjorn Borg in number of French titles.  Nadal's record is no 44-1 at Roland Garros.  On Sunday, Nadal is going for his sixth win in eight attempts against Federer in Grand Slam finals.


"Beating Novak today was maybe a good birthday gift for him because he lost his four previous matches against Novak," Federer said of Nadal, who turned 25 on Friday. "I'm going to play against Nadal, my main rival, in another Grand Slam final. We live for these moments."

Also, Li Na just won the women's title today, beating Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6 (0).  She is the first person from China to win a Grand Slam.

18 comments:

  1. I've been watching a bit of it. Too much 'screaming' for me : P

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  2. 43 game winning streak? Wow, this is a lot!

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  3. Hey on what channel is going to be the semifinals ;? i wanna watch this !

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  4. I enjoy playing Tennis in Reallife will look up some of those pro matches!

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  5. Kudos to their skills and endurance.

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  6. Come on Roger!!! I really can´t stand Nadal.

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  7. I can't stand to watch women playing. They sound like crows.. But in all honesty there have been quite a few nice games lately.

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  8. Grats Federer, but Djokovic > all!!

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  9. congrats to Li Na, and Federer! Cmon Roger

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  10. That's quite a winning streak to break. :\

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  11. Federer is unstoppable, feel bad for djokovic.

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  12. this is way beyond awesome good job with the great material

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  13. Haha they all look so excited :p

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  14. I was fortunate enough to bet on Fed against the Joker. Not sure if he'll have my support against Nadal

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  15. Congrats to Li Na, first Chinese winner.

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