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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 | 02:12 PM
Well done Roger! Great victory! :)

You played some unbelievable shots!
08/18/2005 | 01:42 PM
you won even you didn't play your best.
congrats!!
hope you good luck next round!!
kiss you.

irene
08/18/2005 | 12:55 PM
Never mind, Rogi, the sluggish performance. Only the result counts, and it’s going to be easier in the next rounds.

So, beat the “Little Man” Rochus, but please, don’t kill him, cause he’s very funny LOL !

Love you forever,
Lavinia
08/18/2005 | 11:58 AM
Hi Roger, I'm so glad that you've managed to get further than ever before at this tournament, despite not playing your best tennis. Congratulations. I'm sure your confidence will increase now that you've won a couple of matches and that you'll quickly
08/18/2005 | 11:10 AM
Hi Roger, Your match was exciting and even though you did not play well, I felt your body language was good and you kept your cool. I had not doubt you would win eventually and one can see that when you are calm and cool. I am sure you will get your ryt
08/18/2005 | 10:55 AM
Hi, Roger! I can't see your matches becouse i haven't got sport channel, but i think all will be o'key. You can't play all matches perfectly, you are only human, even we want you to be tennis god! But don't worry, we all believe in your ability. I think j
08/18/2005 | 10:17 AM
G'day Roger.
You're match against Kiefer was exciting to watch all because it was tense but I never doubted you in pulling through. Don't worry too much Roger, we all believe in your ability. Just a few more matches and you'll be right in your groove. I
08/18/2005 | 09:56 AM
I am glad you won your match yesterday but it was a bit tense to watch. I think you should have plenty of confidence especially as you are wearing your red t shirts this week, this is always a good idea.
I hope you will take the title on Sunday. Good l
08/18/2005 | 09:54 AM
Hi Rogi,
I know u might be disappointed by your performance and i really can't comment on it because i could not see any match as i was busy with my unit test preparation and all, but i am sure you will come back to your old form soon. It happens at time
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