Roger Federer into semis

Roger produced a great display in Shanghai today, overwhelming Robin Söderling 6-1, 6-1 to reach the Shanghai Masters semi-finals.

Söderling managed to score the first game and take a 1-0 lead - but lost a total of eleven games in series from that point on. Roger played well, but it was certainly not Söderling's day. In the end, Roger smashed four aces to call time in just 54 minutes.

“He didn’t have his best day,” Federer said. “(What’s) important then is to take advantage of it and just be able to close him out because you would figure a top-five player like Robin finds a way at some stage during the match to crawl back.”

"Tomorrow is going to be different, more difficult, a bit more tactical," said Federer. "We've always had good matches against each other, especially on the hard courts. They've always been very even."

Roger now faces a semi-final showdown with Novak Djokovic - a match that will decide on who will be placed second in the world ranking. Djokovic last won against Roger at the US Open a few weeks ago. The other semi-finalists are Juan Monaco and Andy Murray.

Date: 15.10.2010, Source: RF Official, ATP and AP


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