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18.08.2005 | Tennis

Roger hasn't showed his best tennis this week, but has produced when it was needed. Roger failed to hold serve four times but beat Nicolas Kiefer of Germany 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters. "There's a reason he's No. 1 — he makes the important points," Kiefer said. Roger failed to hold serve twice in the first set, righted himself a bit in the second, then failed to hold twice in the third. "I was struggling in the beginning," he said. "The start of the match was crucial, and I couldn't get on top of him there. Still, in the end, to turn it around and not play my best is always a good feeling." Roger is 6-3 against Kiefer and has won five straight, including three times this year. It took him four sets at Wimbledon. He said the long break has drained a bit of his confidence. "The way you read the game; I have the feeling that's missing most," he said. "Then doubt suddenly creeps to your mind. You're not sure, 'Should I go for the shot or should I rather play it safe one more time?' When you're playing well, when you're confident, you don't think about those kind of things."

 
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08/18/2005 | 07:25 PM
hey Roger,

next round is a fresh one. you can start there. :) and congrats on the win

yl - van., can.
08/18/2005 | 07:06 PM
Dearest FEDGI,

Nice to see both u & Mirka got the nice suntan.
We miss u so...... much tho. Yet we think u deserved the rest.

Congrads. for ur winning in both rounds. Your 1st serve %age was kinda rusty. Pls make ur 1st serve %age work. We know
08/18/2005 | 06:58 PM
Dear Roger:
Even though you hasn't showed your best tennis but you won this game finally.Please put attention in next game to keep till the last.We know you can do it.GO!!GO!!GO!!Good luck!!
08/18/2005 | 06:55 PM
Dear Roger,

I saw both your matches against Mr Blake and Mr Keifer and you manage to win without playing your best . Totally expected after long layoff, just watch the tape of 2004 US Open final against Mr Hewitt and see how your forehands blew Mr
08/18/2005 | 06:45 PM
Hi Roger,

Not to worry, the most important thing is you're still finding a way to win! even when not at your best. Am hoping to see you play tonight, so good luck against Rochus. It should be fun!
08/18/2005 | 06:10 PM
Hi Rog!!!

Another tough match against a great hard-court-player. It was a pity you couldn't finish him off faster since I think the match could've been a lot easier if you'd broken him in the very first game.

The most important thing is that you're
08/18/2005 | 05:58 PM
Hi Roger!
I know that you didn't do your best tennis, but it was sure you were going to passed.
Win all your matches!!!! Good luck!!!! Does you best tennis!!!!!
08/18/2005 | 05:37 PM
Auch aus der Schweiz die besten Wünsche für die nächsten Spiele. You will do it!
Annemarie
08/18/2005 | 05:13 PM
I didn't come to your site for a while, very exciting to see this new website, I like it very very much, but in the same time I miss the old one too. It's like when you cut your hair, I love your newlook very much, you look so hot and It suited you perfec
08/18/2005 | 05:06 PM
Good luck for the rest of the Cincy week! It was a bit worrying watching you against Kiefer but brilliant that you came out on top in the end. Your confidence will return with each match that you play - and win!
Susanna UK.
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