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Roger wins Swiss duel

30.05.2010 | Tennis

Roger cruised past fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-2 today to book a spot in the quarter finals.

"I could have lost a set against Alejandro Falla in the second round and today against Stan and after this, you never know," said Roger. "So I am happy with what's happened. I'm playing well, serving well and moving well. I hope it continues like this."

In rather stormy conditions, Roger dominated the match from the start. His ground strokes were unerringly accurate and his serve metronomic. It seemed only complacency could stop our champ after the first set. But the second set proved to be a bit of a struggle as Roger dropped service in the first game. But he came right back and continued his superb tie-break record to end the set and move two sets up. Roger raced into an early lead in the third set and experienced no further problems at all from there.

Roger's win booked him a place in the last eight where a clash with Marin Cilic (ATP 12) or Robin Soderling (ATP 7) is up next on Tuesday.

 
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06/01/2010 | 07:39 PM
We're in terrible trouble now.........I can't bear to watch this next game.
06/01/2010 | 07:39 PM
Com'n Roger, win,win,win! You can do it! I love you! XXXXXX Beat Soderling!
06/01/2010 | 07:39 PM
After all these Roger's errors Soderling deserves to win
06/01/2010 | 07:38 PM
so sad to see Roger beaten by the rain... just pray not to, you know. Roger's movement much slower.
06/01/2010 | 07:38 PM
I don't know why you think he is a 'nice guy' Mitz - really he seems so arrogant to me. But I might be wrong. Come on Roger pump it up!
06/01/2010 | 07:37 PM
no no no no no not like that Roger - it was miles out. What is going on with your precision?
06/01/2010 | 07:37 PM
friends i think its all over........
06/01/2010 | 07:37 PM
Look poor Roger's having a hard enough time! - stop calling him Goat - he's not a bloody goat!

He's the Greatest Ever of All Time - GEOAT - let's get that straight - to be called a goat in the English language is a bad thing - let's understand that. I
06/01/2010 | 07:36 PM
Soderling is serving great. Faster than Roger's on average.
06/01/2010 | 07:36 PM
keep talking like that 'milesa' - it is encouraging!!!