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Federer sweeps past Roddick

Roger Federer made light work of Andy Roddick this evening winning in straight sets to reach his seventh grand slam final in a row. He only needs to reach the final of the French Open to record a new record of eight straight grand slam finals.

Roddick looked like he meant business in the first set when he broke Federer's serve but unfortunately for him, that was his only highlight for the entire match as he was swept away in the second set and by the third set the match was finished as a contest.

Federer will now meet the winner of the match between Tommy Haas and Fernando Gonzalez. I think Gonzalez will reach his first grand slam final given the way he is playing now and if he does the final could be very interesting.

Federer last failed to reach the finals of a grand slam in 2005 when he lost to Rafael Nadal in the semis. If he reaches the final of the French Open later this year he will set yet another record of eight finals in a row.

When I watched Serena Williams lose to Sybille Bammer in the quarter finals at the Hobart International two weeks ago I never thought she would reach the finals of the Australian Open but she has done just that. Serena will battle it out against Maria Sharapova for the women's crown.

Having reached this far I think Serena could win the title but Sharapova is not going to be world number one next week for nothing and I think we have a very good final on our hands. This is fitting for the women part of the draw which has been very entertaining with many tight contests.

There is nobody right now who can stop the Federer juggernaut. I don't see either of the Haas or Gonzalez being able to do anything unique which Roddick couldn't have done. Yes, Gonzalez has been impressive so far but he hasn't played anybody nearer as good as Federer because that kind of player is not there.

Well, well, well Roger may be the king now but I think we still have to see him play Gonzalez. If he wins there then we definitely know for sure he is the king, maestro of tennis.

The way Gonzalez silenced Nadal signals what could come out of his game. He is powerful, can serve and volley, can chip and charge, cross court, name any style, he can efficiently do anything with a great amount of force and accuracy. So he is quite a force to watch for.
Roger beware there is danger coming your way

So in the end Gwitso Gonzalez won in a flawless display of tennis that at one time I thought I was watching Federer. Sad though to see Haas fail once again to reach the Australian Open final for the third time but to be fair but he was totally outplayed by Gonzalez.

I think we could have an upset on Sunday unless Gonzalez just freezes because of the occasion. Let's wait and see.

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