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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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08/11/2006 | 05:36 PM
conguratulations Roger!
keep going!!!

08/11/2006 | 05:33 PM
DO NOT scare me like that!!!!!

My boyfriend and I watched the match last night and, I think he may have little bruises on his arm from me spazzing out! I couldn't believe you lost that second set!

But, of course, my nerves were calmed when you finis
08/11/2006 | 05:28 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations for a well fought game against Tursunov. I am very very happy with the way things are turning out for you and the totality outcome in Toronto. We have an opportunity here and I am sure that you are capable to convert a win h
08/11/2006 | 05:25 PM
Congratulations Roger, very good match!
08/11/2006 | 05:08 PM
Congratulatioons my #1!!! and good luck and God bless you on today´s game!!! I´m glad you are not hurt because of the fall!!
=)
Go for the title!
Andrea!!!!!!!
08/11/2006 | 05:08 PM
Oh mate what happened??I didn't watch the game,cause was too late at midnight...Did you fall down?Take care mate much,and don't forget that more than 80.000 crazy fans from all arround the world pray for you...love you much....ps:What happened with little
08/11/2006 | 04:57 PM
Roger, congratulations. I am so happy to hear you are uninjured.
I have been watching all your matching and cheering for you. You are hitting some awesome shots. Keep up the good work.
08/11/2006 | 04:40 PM
Dear Roger,
Great win! You really frightened us with your fall! It surely affected your game for the rest of the set but no sign of it for the 3rd. Tursunov is a tough player, no surprises there. Fans (and the media) tend to forget that on the other side
08/11/2006 | 04:36 PM
good goood roger you keep playing well only i dont know why nadal have lost i want him see play the final against you roger .

p.s if you will play the final against berdych win
08/11/2006 | 04:32 PM
Well done Rog, I was very scared watching the match but I always knew you would do it!
The 3rd set however was amazing! You will always be the KING OF TENNIS!
Good luck for the rest of matches xxxx