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Istomin has to retire

19.08.2010 | Tennis

Roger advanced into the round of the last sixteen in Cininnati as his opponent, qualifier Denis Istomin, had to retire at 5-2.


"If there is a right timing for this, it's now, I guess," Roger said. "It gives me an extra day to get into it. From that standpoint, it's good."


Istomin hurt his right foot and ankle during a rally and had to quit the match after only 28 minutes. Roger controlled the match and had a 5-2 lead when Istomin pulled up and sat down in the corner of the court, removing his shoe. He got the foot and ankle taped, but couldn't put much weight on the leg and decided to retire.

Roger certainly welcomed the easy night coming off his finals match in Toronto but was obviously also sorry for his opponent's injury.


Roger will now meet Germany's Phlipp Kohlschreiber.

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08/20/2010 | 01:30 AM
GREAT NEWS: congrats for 2 walkovers in a row!!!-->LIKE, HOORAY....

NOT-SO-GREAT NEWS: Next 2 matches are gonna be tough since it'll be either Davydenko andor Nadal/Baghdatis....

08/20/2010 | 12:44 AM
***This is turning out to be such a *strange*
tournament...Kohlschreiber withdrew this afternoon due to a shoulder injury ! Roger is on his way to the quarter finals tomorrow without playing one set !!! is this good or bad for Roger??
nobody seems to kn
08/19/2010 | 09:42 PM
Sorry for Istomin. Glad you got an easy start in Cincinnati! Good Luck Roger!!!
08/19/2010 | 09:37 PM
TV said:
Kohlschreiber retired.
Roger in 4º round!!!!
Go, Go, Rog!!!!!
All the best for you
08/19/2010 | 09:36 PM
Hello Roger,

Such bad luck for Denis Istomin, getting injured and not being able to finish the match. Not a pleasant way for you to win either. It always feels better to really have worked for a victory and taking that winning feeling into the next ma
08/19/2010 | 09:35 PM
Just heard that Kohlschreiber has withdrawn! The force is certainly with you this week but I'm sure you'd like to be playing.
Hope Philipp recovers soon and you go on to great things in this tournament and the US Open
Camille x
08/19/2010 | 08:23 PM
I feel that you showed incredible sportsmanship when Denis retired. All the best for the Kohlschreiber match, and same for the future!
08/19/2010 | 08:16 PM
Good luck today, Roger!
08/19/2010 | 08:15 PM
08/19/2010 | 08:01 PM
keep it up Roger,hope u very best wishes
i looooooooooooooooove u sooooooooooooooo much
goooooooooooooooooooooood luck:)
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