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50th victory in North America

10.08.2006 | Tennis

Roger stretched his winning streak in North America to 50 matches, stretching back more than two years when he defeated Sébastien Grosjean of France 6-3, 6-3 in the second round of the Rogers Cup yesterday.


After nine days of holidays and over two weeks of intensive training with Pierre Paganini and Tony Roche in the immense heat in Dubai Roger did not precisely know where he was standing. "It's quite similar to a fresh start, comparable to the beginning of a new season in january. That's why it was so important to find the right rhythm straight away," Roger commented.


"Same as (Tuesday) -- good," Roger replied when asked to assess his latest triumph. "I think I played a little more aggressive. I had patches where I played really good tennis. I was really pleased with the way I played, because he's a tough player and I haven't played him in a while. He's a veteran and he knows how to play the game well, and he's quick, so I had to play a good match."


Roger will play either Tommy Haas (AT 17) or Russia's Dimitri Tursunow (ATP 27) in the next round. Only three of the men originally seeded in the top 10 are left in the tournament. And no Americans remained in contention after Kevin Kim, ranked 96th in the world, lost to No. 25 Fernando Verdasco of Spain, 6-3, 6-2.

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08/11/2006 | 04:35 AM
Great match! Congratulations on making it to the next round.

08/11/2006 | 04:33 AM

Congratssss Roger ! im very sure that you can win this one!
08/11/2006 | 04:16 AM
it's 51 now,rogi!!
keep on going,rog,you'll get another cup this week!!
love you!

08/11/2006 | 04:01 AM
dearest roger...I'm so proud to have you play in our country and even prouder to be a fan. =) congratulations!! and best of luck of the tournament!
08/11/2006 | 03:32 AM
Congratulations!! One more step on the path to success. I am sure you can beat Malisse and either Gonzalez or Acasuso in the semis. Then you will have yet another successful final. Good luck from Colleen from NZ

It is quite nerve wracking when I can
08/11/2006 | 01:51 AM
First of all, Congrats Roger on your 50th consecutive win in Americas. I was hoping that you will meet and beat Nadal in the final. Its not going to happen here. But, I still think that you are going to beat someone to win this cup. After all, it's ROGER'
08/11/2006 | 01:10 AM
Roger!!!!! your match was amazing!!!!!!! You gave a tennis lesson!!!!! Come on teacher!!!!!!
I ll see you tonight!!!!! Keep playing this way!!!!!
A lot of kissesssssssss
Bs As
08/11/2006 | 12:49 AM
Dear Roger,
Good Luck........
08/11/2006 | 12:48 AM
Congratulations on that TERRIFIC streak, Roger! Good luck tonight against Tursunov, and I'm confident that you can hoist the ATP Masters shield once again on Sunday (especially with Rafa's upset)!

God bless you,
Joreen :-D
08/11/2006 | 12:25 AM
Yahhhh Nadal lost, not meaning to be mean or anything, but yaaaaahhh
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