he'd better rejoice. this is probably as far as he will go. congrats tho'. nice worth for a sweet robot...
SCHALKEN REJOICING IN SEMIFINAL BERTH
While all focus was on the quarterfinal match between Sampras and Roddick, not many were paying attention to the other quarterfinal on Thursday between Dutchman Sjeng Schalken and Fernando Gonzalez of Chile.
In the end, Schalken became the first Dutchman since Tom Okker in 1971 to reach the Open semifinal with a 6-7, 6-3, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 win over Gonzalez. Into his first career Grand Slam semifinal, Schalken is not thinking ahead to possibly winning the trophy, acknowledging that there are a few talented players in front of him.
"I'm happy to be in the semis," Schalken said. "I'm not so far, yet. Of course, today I had a little chance, we both had a chance to get to the semis. We were fighting hard for the one spot. From now on, I'm a little bit more relaxed than before. I'll just see what comes."
Schalken was quick to say he still can't believe that he's still in the hunt here at the Open now that the draw has dwindled down to the final four – Andre Agassi against defending champion Lleyton Hewitt and Schalken against Sampras.
"It's still not settled down in my mind, because my name is between three very big players," Schalken said. "It feels very good. I worked hard for it. This moment, it's the best I've ever done in a tournament."
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