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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 | 11:35 AM
Congrats Roger, and we hope that Denis Istomin will get better...
It's great that Roger has more time to get into it, and it's a great chance to defened his title...

08/19/2010 | 11:07 AM
Shame that he had to retire, hope he recovers all right. Rest up-Best of Luck and have Great games for the rest of the tournament.
All the Best Champ
08/19/2010 | 10:55 AM
Good LUCK on next round ,Roger.
08/19/2010 | 10:52 AM
Dear Roger
Good Luck and
God bless you

Go on we miss you

08/19/2010 | 10:40 AM
Good luck with you ,Roger..
08/19/2010 | 10:28 AM
Best luck...for next match..<3
08/19/2010 | 10:20 AM
Good start to your Cincy campaign Roger!!!

A rather quick match but what a shame for Istomin.

Good luck against Kohlschreiber next match Roger!!! I know you will win, just be aggressive and have belief and confidence in your game. You can do it Roge
08/19/2010 | 10:15 AM
Roger you went through that's really good but he had to retire thats bad but anyway you were leading and you were to win so anyway be prepared for your next match against Kohlschreiber as he is a tough opponent and is playing better than before and you ne
08/19/2010 | 10:13 AM
Sorry about Istomin being injured, no one likes to win like that, but it gives you more time to get ready for Kholi today.
Good luck, Roger! I love your William Tell video. Go take that amazing shot making to the match later today.
08/19/2010 | 10:09 AM
BEST of everything ROGI!