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Ready for round four

02.06.2006 | Tennis

Roger defeated Olympic champion Nicolas Massu 6-1, 6-2, 6-7(4), 7-5 in the third round of the French Open.

The pony-tailed Chilean had the distinction of entering the match with the most claycourt wins on the men's circuit in 2006 but that statistic counted for little against Roger. Our Swiss star effortlessly dismantled Massu's game and confidence during the first two sets.

Roger offered Massu a glimmer of hope when he lost the third set tiebreak 7-4 and trailed love-40 in the opening game of the fourth. But Roger unleashed a series of backhand and forehand winners to hold serve and he wrapped up the match when his opponent slapped a back hand into the net after two hours and 35 minutes.

Roger will next face Czech Tomas Berdych for a place in the quarter-finals.

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06/04/2006 | 05:42 PM
congradulation . keep going
with my best wishes
06/04/2006 | 05:25 PM
congratulations on winning again!!
i know you'll beat ancic the day after tomorrow.Come on!!
love and kiss!!

06/04/2006 | 05:11 PM
Forgot to say, well done!!
06/04/2006 | 05:10 PM
Thank goodness that's over, now we can all relax!!!
Good luck for the quarters.
06/04/2006 | 04:48 PM
Just following live scores as I can't watch, UK not recieving FO at the moment.
Why does Roger do this???? Two sets up and then 1 - 3 in the third. I hope this won't mean going to a 5th, it's far too long and exhausting.
06/04/2006 | 04:10 PM
Well done, Roger.. wish u all the best... and u will win the title for Roland Garros.. !!!

Love you,
06/04/2006 | 02:00 PM
Good Luck Roger!!....I know you will win and I know my sons coach will be watching every match you play...*grins*
06/04/2006 | 01:55 PM

Good going Roger! I expected you to have to work harder against Massu...
Best of luck against Berdych this afternoon. I will be cheering for you all the way!
Love, light and luck,

Daley xxx
06/04/2006 | 01:40 PM
You gotta believe that I am proud of what you've done ^^ And no matter what,
06/04/2006 | 01:26 PM
Come on now Roger, Good luck in round four
You will win French Open i belive in that!
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