January 28, 2020 -- Melbourne, AUS
Roger had to fight off 7 match points and push his opponent to 5 sets to earn his spot in the 2020 Australian Open Semifinals.
In a match filled with drama, tennis, injuries and more, the 20-time Grand Slam winner leaned on experience to get through his match against American, Tennys Sandgren. Unbeaten in Australian Open Quarterfinals, he won the match 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-3.
”You’ve got to get lucky sometimes,” Roger said after his win. “I was just hoping that maybe he wasn’t going to smash a winner, if he misses one or two [match points], who knows what’s going to happen? I think I got incredibly lucky today. As the match went on, I started to feel better and just tried to play. I believe in miracles. There could be rain… Just let him finish me off in style, and he didn’t do that. I’m still standing here and obviously just very happy.”
He will face Novak Djokovic next.