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Roger in third in Toronto

11.08.2006 | Tennis

Roger advanced to the third round in Toronto with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-0 win over Dmitry Tursunov of Russia. He will now face Xavier Malisse of Belgium, who defeated Thomas Johansson of Sweden 7-6 (7), 6-3.

 

Roger rolled his right ankle in a hard fall against Tursunov but said he was uninjured. "It was definitely a tough match against a guy who has become confident," Roger said. "I was happy the way I closed out the third set because it was really getting tough in the second."

 

Roger has not met Xavier Malisse for four years. Before that period they played each other a total of seven times, Roger winning six of the matches. Malisse has reached two tournament finals this year (Adelaide and Delray Beach) and qualified for the semi-finals in Indianapolis.

 
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08/12/2006 | 10:07 AM
I hope you get again another trophy!!!!!!!! Belated Happy Birthday.. Your the Best!
08/12/2006 | 08:04 AM
Hearty Congrats Roger!

Just 3 more to go!!!

All the best!

-Nik

08/12/2006 | 07:53 AM
hey Roger!
keep up the spirit!
i'm sure u'll be able to get through ur match against Xavier.
i hope ur right ankle is fine after the hard fall.
i send my prayers for u =)

with luv
08/12/2006 | 06:02 AM
well done roger
you are the best !
08/12/2006 | 05:03 AM
Oh, God, I thought that a heart attack came to me. I underwent the entire match. I think that after fall your mind was in not returning to fall.
Then, your concentration wasn’t the necessary for this match. Malisse was deeply involved in the match.
He d
08/12/2006 | 05:02 AM
Well done on the Malisse match.
Stay focus and healthy for yr next match tomorrow.
Blessings !
08/12/2006 | 04:41 AM
Hi Roger! Congratulations on another win tonight with Malisse. I enjoyed watching the game! It it another fantastic game. Thank you. Although, i was holding my breath a few times especially later in the 2nd Set and you nearly slipped again! my goodnes
08/12/2006 | 04:38 AM
tough match against Malisse,right?but i never worried about the result.i was so sure you'd win and you did.
congratulations and good luck tomorrow!
love and kisses!

irene
08/12/2006 | 04:26 AM
you are the best!!!
08/12/2006 | 04:19 AM
Good Job, Rogi! Congratulations!!!
I'm glad to hear that your ankle is OK. Be careful!!
The match was so tense that I didn't dare to watch the last ball of the 2nd set and also the 3rd match. I'm sorry. But it's incredible that you played so well in the
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