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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 | 02:15 PM
Good luck next match Roger!!
08/19/2010 | 02:10 PM
Good Luck Roger on the next game!!!!

You will always be our #1!!!!
08/19/2010 | 02:07 PM
Common Champ!
Take it!
Gooood Luc!
08/19/2010 | 02:02 PM
Come on, Roger, Good Luck for the next match!
08/19/2010 | 01:59 PM
Hi Roger,

Good luck against Kolschreiber

Lyds
08/19/2010 | 01:58 PM
I'm sorry for Istomin's injury but I'm also cheerful because you reached the round of the last sixteen without any difficulty:)BEST WISHES against Kohlschreiber
08/19/2010 | 01:56 PM
Dear Roger,

Sorry for Istomin! You played well! Good luck against Kohlschreiber and I'll be cheering for you as always! :)

Your biggest fan,

Adeline
08/19/2010 | 01:54 PM
hai king
it was just a warming up for the next matches.
anyway. contineu your brilliant prformance and we are all behined you.
Yasser
08/19/2010 | 01:41 PM
Too bad DI had to retire and I'm glad he did rather than risk further injury.

Glad you got in some match play and some more rest.

Good luck today!!

Suzanne/NYC
08/19/2010 | 01:38 PM
we support u roger come on u always surprise us in every match genius u are simply the very best tennis player in the world go champ and win every match u will be always the best we all love u roger best of luck to you genius