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First week without dropping a set

04.09.2010 | Tennis

Roger has come through the first week of the US Open without dropping a set. He defeated France's Paul-Henri Mathieu (ATP 109) 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 today to book his spot in round four.

 

Roger had 13 aces and no double-faults. He had to fight off four break points on his serve, while he scored four breaks on his opponent's. Mathieu did his part in helping our champ as he dropped his serve with a final double-fault on two occasions. Roger is now at 5-0 against the Frenchman who had upset Lleyton Hewitt in the first round.

Conditions in the Arthur-Ashe stadium were extremely difficult today with gusting winds troubling both players when tossing the ball on service as well as controlling the ball during play. Roger and Mathieu had to capitulate several times as they misjudged trajectories. Mathieu's only chance came when he forced a break point in the eighth game but Roger saved it and won three games in a row to win the first set. Roger broke twice to win the second set and in the sixth game of the third, wrapping up the match in under 100 minutes.

 

Roger's next match is scheduled for Monday against Jürgen Melzer (ATP 15) or Juan Carlos Ferrero (ATP 24).

 
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06.09.2010 | 19:58
How disapponting that Murray is out (sad for him personally) since i thought that Murray would skin Nadal on a hard court....but the draw is open for the spaniard....But Roger will be too much for him on a fast hard court...i expect nadal to be knocked ov
06.09.2010 | 19:49
jennico**Don't worry about theluckyfed. We are used to his rantings and ravings. He only does this to stir up the fans. He is a know nothing air head so just ignore him.
06.09.2010 | 19:47
TRX**Never you fear. There are thousands of fans pulling for Roger but the best thing is that Roger really wants to win this and what Roger wants he usually gets. All we fans need do is keep a good thought. Roger will appreciate that.
06.09.2010 | 19:14
Nadal fans
I rather see roger than butt picking nadal who slows the game to break the rythm and all he knows is hit the ball harder. There is more to tennis. Nadal himself knows what is his position and how complete he is when compared to roger they are
06.09.2010 | 19:10
Good luck tonight, boss.

Stay aggressive and on top of him.

Above all else, if it turns into a dogfight, be cool but deadly.

(Meaning.....please don't do a Murray on us and have a tizzie).
06.09.2010 | 19:06
All nadal fans on this site
pick your butt and rub it as I don't need your support or agreement to enjoy roger s tennis so get a life or end your useless lifes I don't see any use to anybody by people who are rude so in our words get out or shut ur ass
06.09.2010 | 18:41
"theluckyfed" seems to spew a lot of doubts into the minds of Fedfans, he sounds nasty doing so, best to ignore him completely. Good luck, Roger, we love you.
06.09.2010 | 18:37
Hi Roger many congratulations into round 4. Its going really well for you so hope all goes well to the final and beyond! You can do it!

best wishes

Mike (thoughtful)
06.09.2010 | 18:19
****THELUCKYFED P14****

WHAT DID YOU EAT LAST NIGHT ???

06.09.2010 | 18:16
GOOD NEWS!
PAUL ANNACONE HAS TERMINATED HIS DUTIES WITH THE LTA EARLY. HE WILL BE WITH ROGER FULL TIME.