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Ready for the quarter-finals

07.09.2005 | Tennis

Roger dropped his first set in the US Open before defeating Nicolas Kiefer of Germany 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4 to earn a spot in the quarterfinals.


"So far in this tournament, I haven't lost a set before", Roger said after the match. "When it happens, you're not ready for it,'' he added. Roger is now 68-3 and unbeaten since the semi-finals at the French Open, having won 32 straight matches on hard courts - moving him ahead of Ivan Lendl and behind only Pete Sampras in the Open era. Roger can break Sampras' record by winning the US Open.


Roger did look vulnerable early against Kiefer whom he'd already beaten three times this year, even tossing his racket once. He next plays 11th-seeded David Nalbandian of Argentina, a 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-2 victor over Italian Davide Sanguinetti. Roger said before that match he would prefer Nalbandian, "because I have a bad record against him."

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09/08/2005 | 12:56 AM
Dear Roger, congratulations on your win. It was not easy but you must feel very satisfied that you were able to come through and win the match when you were not playing your best tennis. Well done and good luck for the next round against Nalbandian.
09/08/2005 | 12:54 AM
Oh Roger. This is the only time when I can't be behind you. I have so many hopes for David, a player from my own province. He should have won the title two years ago when he beat everybody, including you. And had Andy at match point, before suffering that
09/07/2005 | 11:34 PM
Stay positive rogi!! Get Nalbandian! Good luck!
09/07/2005 | 11:33 PM
Well, in every match I always hope for something like 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 but even losing a set seems small when the outcome is victory. And we got to see more Federer tennis!

So even if its not straight sets at 2 against Nalbandian winning will make things
09/07/2005 | 11:09 PM
Poor Kiefer. Roger has so many "familiar foes" now. and the matches have become somewhat identical, heh. Like this one and their last encounter at Wimbeldon...
09/07/2005 | 09:55 PM
You're so fantastic. Good luck on your next match with David Nalbandian. God bless.
09/07/2005 | 08:48 PM
Still warming-up for that last Final Match.
Playing better and better. Enjoying your unique style of play, which is a good example for all the tournament players at the club level.
Good luck against David Nalbandian.
Victor Beelt
the Netherlan
09/07/2005 | 07:58 PM
Congratulations Roger!
Just believe in yourself and You will be the champion!
09/07/2005 | 07:30 PM
Well done, Roger!!!!!
Good luck for the next match against David, and .... YOU´LL BE IN "SEMIS"!!!!!
Lot of kisses
09/07/2005 | 06:57 PM
Well done Roger,

I got the feeling that the next match is going to be easier than the one against Nicolas.

Tant mieux pour toi!
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