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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 | 04:26 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!
08/11/2006 | 04:26 PM
Hey Roger,
Great match, it was tough but, you were amazing. Sorry that you had a fall, please be more careful, we were so scared for you. But thank God you turned out to be not badly hurt.
Good luck on the next match.

08/11/2006 | 04:14 PM
congratulations roger for this new victory!
you lost a tight second set but I love the way you reacted in the third one!
good luck for your next match against malisse!
you're the best!
08/11/2006 | 03:33 PM
Pobre Nadal!!! Seguimos ampliando la diferencia con el. El número 2 te queda bien chaval.
Ayer, fue grandioso el juego de Roger ante un muy buen jugador que ponía pelotas velocisimas y en algún momento jaqueó a nuestro gran ídolo. Pero después asomó, el
08/11/2006 | 03:31 PM
Roger! That definitely was a nailbiter. That second round with the fall on to your hip made my heart skip beats, and almost made me cry. I so glad you were not hurt, but I was so nervous for you after the second set loss, I had to turn the channel for
08/11/2006 | 03:12 PM
Nadal is out... It's the High Road to Success for you! Good Luck!
08/11/2006 | 03:06 PM
Dearest Roger,

I forgot to say that I loved that little smile when Tursunov lost the challenge in the first set. I did not know how I would like these challenges but they have turned out to be quite interesting and they are done without waste of time.
08/11/2006 | 03:02 PM
Hi Roger, I was scare a little bit in the second set, but nothing You do what always do,,,Win...thanks God. Good luck in the quarterfinal...

08/11/2006 | 02:55 PM
Dearest Roger,

First of all congratulations on your win! I hope that you are alright after that nasty fall. I think the spectators let out a collective gasp. We don't want anything to happen to our favourite player. That was frightening because I mysel
08/11/2006 | 02:47 PM
I am so glad to see you through this match, and to learn that you did not injure yourself after the scary-looking fall--though, from the way you played in the third set you seemed to move very quickly and efficiently, so I gathered it was okay.

If I ma