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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 | 12:30 PM
Jippii!
08/10/2006 | 12:21 PM
Nice victory, and as u said over a 'veteran'!

Good luck against Dimitry!!! that's a bit a suprise as i thought Tommy will come through!!
08/10/2006 | 12:12 PM
GREAT~~~~~~~
keep winning,winning andWINING~~~
we always cheer for you:)
08/10/2006 | 12:06 PM
congratulations Roger!!
Roger is the best ,I think you will win the tournament!!! come on
08/10/2006 | 11:59 AM
Congratulations Roger!! You are the best!
Keep on breaking records!!!;))
Good luck in the next round!
08/10/2006 | 11:46 AM
I hope you will win all the matches...
I'm only concerned about Nadal...He looks fit.. he's lucky for now..his rivals were easy to beat...But you look fit too ma babe..you are the number one therefore you'll beat him....
Be calm and focused on your game
08/10/2006 | 11:28 AM
Congratulations

Keep it going

Come one roger
08/10/2006 | 10:48 AM
Really very nice match.
I was so nervous, when Seb maid a break...
But Roger anyway is Roger.Good luck against Tursunov!
With best wishes,
Maria Melnik
Ukraine
08/10/2006 | 10:48 AM
This is super Roger. Congratulations!!! You are best!!!
08/10/2006 | 10:29 AM
yes!!!!!!!!!!!
Roger u r going so greatttttt.i m so happy with the way you are playing....*proud*.......
Love yaaaaaaaaa lotsssssssss
Be healthy and happy
and Good Luck 4 the next one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love,
Iqra.................
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