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Roger right on course

04.06.2006 | Tennis

Roger produced an elegant 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Czech Tomas Berdych to stride into the quarter-finals of Roland Garros.

Roger had dropped his first set of the tournament in the previous round against Nicolas Massu and many observers thought rising star Berdych, who beat Roger at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, may also push him hard. However, that was not to be the case.

Roger took the first set in 39 minutes and also raced through the second, twice breaking the Czech's serve. Our favourite dropped his serve for the first time at the start of the third set but soon hit back to secure a straight-sets success.

Roger will next face Mario Ancic (CRO/ ATP 12) in the last eight. Roger has won two of the three encounters with Ancic. But the one match he lost was particularly dramatic: Roger lost against the Croatian in Wimbledon in 2002 in the first round - Ancic being completely unknown at the time.

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06/06/2006 | 07:47 PM
next one is going to be tough.
06/06/2006 | 06:42 PM
excellent performance!!, good luck in the semis..we have faith in you...
06/06/2006 | 06:04 PM
Thai peple love you
i waiting see you in final
love XXX
06/06/2006 | 05:51 PM
6-4 6-3 6-4!
06/06/2006 | 01:57 PM
Dear Roger
Congratulations on your victory over Czech Thomas Berdych. It's an excellent match, the time in the first match could tell something that you 's better than Thomas Berdych,still better in the second and the third match, you had a
06/06/2006 | 12:12 PM
That's great, Roger!
Good luck in the today's quaters.
I believe that you'll win!!

06/06/2006 | 11:08 AM
ya ya yippee yippee....ya ya yippi yippi yeah! yippy yeah! lol
06/06/2006 | 10:07 AM
well done roger.. keep on........ !!
Winner will be u

Love, Phyllisse
06/06/2006 | 09:24 AM
Glad website is working again, and we can send out congrats to you for another win. Did not watch the match, as was travelling, but suspect u were brilliant.
All the best in today's match vs Ancic. Blessings always.
06/06/2006 | 09:03 AM
hello dear, congratulations!!!!!
i think every one feel happily watching you played with tomas. for me i am very happy to see u calm and carefully. u can control every game, but u know the beginning of the 3rd set, u followed 3 games to love, in my mind
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