Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tennis And Roger Federer Seem To Go Together

With no disrespect to tennis, I am not a tennis fan nor do I know many people who watch or play tennis. However, what I do know is that every time i heard the word "tennis" its usually preceded or followed by the name "Federer." Is he really that amazing? I guess so.

Roger Federer just beat James Blake in straight sets, to meet Novak Djokovic in semifinals, For Federer, Blake always puts up a good fight against the Swiss star -- then loses.

Top-ranked Federer ran his record against Blake to 8-0 and advanced to the Australian Open semifinals with a 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-4 victory Wednesday.

Federer is seeking to win here for the third straight year and pull within one of Pete Sampras' record of 14 Grand Slam titles. He's also one step away from his 11th consecutive Grand Slam final and has won 19 matches in a row at Melbourne Park.

"It's great to be on top of the game for so long and be compared to the greats like Rod Laver and Sampras,'' Federer said.

He's not too worried about younger players stealing a little of the spotlight, either.

"I'm looking at history, looking at my own game,'' Federer said.

He next faces No. 3 Novak Djokovic, who beat No. 5 David Ferrer 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 to join two Serbian women in the semifinals. Ana Ivanovic ousted Venus Williams 7-6 (3), 6-4 on Wednesday, while Jelena Jankovic beat Serena Williams a day earlier.

Anyway, yes, Roger Federer is that good.

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