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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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08/19/2010 | 07:56 PM
Roger today is an other day so be alert
for " der Kohli"
08/19/2010 | 07:53 PM
C'mon Roger !!!Congrats !!!
Goooo Champ,Gooo for the title and good luck at US Open !!!
08/19/2010 | 07:49 PM
I'm so sorry for him
we love you Roger
you can do it
best of luck
08/19/2010 | 07:45 PM
Hi Roger how are you?
That was a tough match! ;)

Hopefully Istomin will get better soon, although I was surprised that he didn’t have his feet previously bandaged specially on this surface.

And even with the situation, hopefully you were able to ge
08/19/2010 | 07:39 PM
Dear Roger
Time of your match approaches! I hope you'll show all your greatness and wonderful play. I wish you all the best as usual. You can beat him, you deserve to defend your title.
Good luck, dearest Roger
Go, Roger, gooooooooooo!
Love, Mimi
08/19/2010 | 07:36 PM
Good Luck In The Next Round ROGER!!
TAKE GOOD REST
08/19/2010 | 06:35 PM
Keep moving. Keep winning, Roger.

Listen to your heart.. you can make it. You can win this tournament. Hoping you and your team work hard on your offensive & defensive to conquer them all.

Pioneer a new aggressive & defensive tennis style to outlas
08/19/2010 | 06:27 PM
Come on Roger I´ll be rooting for you!!!
08/19/2010 | 06:09 PM
Come on Roger! Hopefully you will defend the title:)
08/19/2010 | 05:58 PM
That's great!
Good luck today against Kohlsghreiber.
You can do it, Roger!!!
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