Roger fights his way into semis

Roger faced a strong opponent in Ernests Gulbis (ATP 90) today, dropping a set but finally prevailing 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 to advance to the semis in Doha.

At first, there were no signs for a tight match as Roger dominated Gulbis in all types of situations. Roger had a total of 11 break-balls in the first set, two of which he successfully converted. But as the second set progressed, the Latvian began to grow in confidence and his serve - one of the best on the Tour - became more and more difficult for Roger to handle. The first set saw early breaks by both opponents, but after our champ broke again to then serve for the set, Roger went all the way.

Roger will get back on court for his semi-final on Friday, playing the winner of the match between Nikolay Davydenko and Ivo Karlovic.

Date: 07.01.2010, Source: Roger Federer Official


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