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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 | 02:27 PM
Congratulations. You made an excellent work. Very forceful. Grosjean seemed very easy, but he is not . It is that you didn´t give no chance, you played very aggressive, very few errors. Many winning shots. Keep in this way . Go!!!!!
All my love and supp
08/10/2006 | 02:23 PM
Well done Fedi!!!

I saw this match and I can tell You played wonderful! ;) When yesterday You started match I knew that You win!

You are the best player and I'm sure You will win Canada Tour ;D ...

Monica ... from Poland ;)
08/10/2006 | 02:10 PM
Hi Roger,
First off, Happy Birthday. Second, I am so happy to be able to see you play tennis again. Kudos to ESPN for showing your matches. Looks like you might have a chance to beat Rafa again. I can't wait. All the best Rog!
08/10/2006 | 02:00 PM
Well done Rogi ;)
you are the best and you'll always be.
MmMMMMMMmmmmmmmMmwah to you.
Lana -oxxo-
08/10/2006 | 01:57 PM
Well done, Roger!

I didn't see your victory over Grosjean, but I will watch you play Tursunow tonight--today is MY birthday, so seeing you play will be my best present of all!

Feel the love, Rog....We are all rooting for you.

Love you much
08/10/2006 | 01:32 PM
Congratulations! And late Happy Birthday.I wanted to wish you beofre but i got sick...lol! You will win the tournament!
08/10/2006 | 01:32 PM
Brilliant....there's nothing else to be said......just perfect......keep up like this!
Good luck...and...you know..that....you're the best;)
08/10/2006 | 01:05 PM
Another good result Roger, even more impressive again after a long break!...Well done! Next up Tursunov, we will all be watching and hope you can reproduce your good form!
08/10/2006 | 01:04 PM
YES! ROGER, C'MON!!!!!!!
Show them they ain't seen the real heat, yet!!!!
08/10/2006 | 12:55 PM
good good roger is nice to see you play well because i wanna see another final against rafael nadal.
yust keep playing well and off course nadal is playing well to.

vamos vamos raffa
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