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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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08/10/2006 | 09:00 PM
¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡BRAVO, BRAVO, MAESTRO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08/10/2006 | 07:59 PM
Congrat Roger,
See you in the next round......
08/10/2006 | 07:12 PM
Dearest ROGER,
Congrats on your 50th win over the american land I am very happy u r going real best I am damm sure you are going to hold the trophy on sunday

BEST OF LUCK, Love you
08/10/2006 | 06:48 PM
it would be 54 by the end of toronto
08/10/2006 | 06:45 PM
I'm sooo happy for you roger. you are the best!!!!
08/10/2006 | 05:18 PM
Yo Roger!!

I have been too busy to post the past few months. You are looking soooo fit lately!
What are you doing??? Wishing you continued success presently in Toronto and the US Open for sure!!

What makes a true champ? Consistancy is what yo
08/10/2006 | 05:04 PM
Congratulations Roger for your victory!!!
Good luck in Canada!!!
You are the BEST
08/10/2006 | 04:22 PM
I'm really happy you could start with such a great form in Canada. You've got the talent and the weapons to achieve anything you want. And we, your fans, will always be right here to cheer for you and to support you, no matter what will happen, we are her
08/10/2006 | 04:15 PM
Dearest Roger:
All I can say is keep the momentum going, I am very proud of you. I will be watching today, and I hope I give you a winning vibe.
Lots of Love
08/10/2006 | 04:00 PM
Hi roger,

Congrat's on another win i wish i could say that i saw you play but again sky sports seem to like showing everyone else's matches and not your's which is getting abit annoying to say the least. I think nearly every tournament Tim's or Andy's
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