This was the first match of Roger that was broadcast, but guess what? I passed out cold before the match and slept through it. I was just too tired. But it looks like it was yet another routine win for Roger over his turkey. He is now within one win of making Roddick his Ostrich. As I told you, the Niemenin match would put Roger in good stead for the rest of the tournament and judging by how he fared against Roddick, that certainly seems to be the case. This often happens. In the US Open it was the Cilic match that was a test and put him in good stead for the rest of the tournament. Roger will play against his old friend Stan the man in the semis now. Stan destroyed Mayer 6-2, 6-2 today, so he looks in pretty good form himself. The head-to-head between Roger and Stan is another lopsided one which Roger leads 9-1.
Just two wins away from yet another turkey for Roger. I have never counted, but Roger must have a lot of pigeons and turkeys, and will probably end up with an ostrich as well. Stan won’t be an easy opponent though. It’s not easy to keep beating these guys over and over without losing, but I think Roger will take care of business here. From the sound of it he was in solid form against Roddick, too solid for Stan. Djokovic had another three set match against Baghdatis today. Despite that I think Djokovic will definitely make the final. He will play Nishikori in the other semi. So it still looks like a Djokerer final. This is an important tournament for Roger and I feel like he has to take advantage. Firstly to get a win over Djokovic to stay in touch with him and then to pick up another title after having only won one title so far this year.