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Roger flies into next round

21.01.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger defeated Xavier Malisse 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 at the Australian Open on Friday to reach the fourth round.

"I pulled up with no back problems after the match with Simon, which in the past would have scared me a little bit," Roger said. "I'm happy how my body is feeling and I'm moving well. Obviously key to good tennis play today is good movement. That's what I've got at the moment, so I'm very happy."

Roger started perfectly, breaking Malisse twice and racing to a 4-0 lead and then easily securing the first set. But after the break between the sets his game wasn't what he had started with, falling 1-3 behind after a break by the Belgian. But Roger woke up immediately, won 10 games in a row to fly to a 6-3 and then 5-0 lead and eventually move into the fourth round after 1 hour 45 minutes.

Our champ will now play Tommy Robredo (ATP 52) on Sunday. He stands 9-0 against the Spaniard, a 2007 quarter-finalist.

 
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01/22/2011 | 06:54 AM
Great to watch your match as always. Good opportunity to try different tactics without the W being an issue. You have 'the floor' so to speak. I sense your success. kt
01/22/2011 | 06:37 AM
roger that was so good match for you i think you find you,r self and i belive you you can overcome against tomy and stanislas wawrinka an djo ko an rafa and......
this my dream roger you can do it and you can make us happy again like last 16 times roger i want to say you you are in our haert and it is no diffrent for us you,w be champ or not
roger no body but you...........................
01/22/2011 | 06:28 AM
Great match, Roger! You did well to get through the match: I wasn't sure whether you were experimenting new shots; however, your court movement and backhand were not at their best. I hope you will do better in the next round. I know I am in for a tennis exhibition when both your serve and backhand down the line are clicking. Good luck with regaining form on those shots!!!
01/22/2011 | 06:27 AM
Roger, congratulations and thanks, our boy. Straights and in less than 2 hours, after a night 5 setter match, is all we could hope for you. Rest well, Roger, take care. God bless you.
01/22/2011 | 05:42 AM
Avanti così Roger, è un piacere guardarti giocare!!!!
01/22/2011 | 05:36 AM
That was a fine display, made interesting by your childhood history with the drop shots and Malisse. Thank you and all the best for the next match.
01/22/2011 | 05:07 AM
Congratulations once again my dearest Roger!

God bless you always!!!

lovelots
01/22/2011 | 05:03 AM
Great to hear that you won so easily roger. Also another record broken congratulations. Many more records await you roger.
All the best against Robredo.
The titles yours.
Take care....
01/22/2011 | 04:24 AM
Impressive Roger!!! :o
You played amazing all the variants were great what an incredible volley you hit in the first set, all your shots were awesome! What a delight!
Your body is so beautiful, you are the most handsome man and I love your legs they are incredible, your hair is so beautiful I hope you let it grow a little please; you look stunning anyway, but still.
Keep going, all my best wishes against Robredo!
Take care and enjoy the game.
I love you so much…
Isabel. :)
01/22/2011 | 03:38 AM
Firstly, congrats. I just love 2 see you win. Nice to hear that stuff from you. But, you seem to relent in the course of the game at some point & thats where your opponents get the better of you. You've done the same against Lukas Lacko. Never relent even for a moment. Take good rest, go get Tommy Robredo. Roger!! Title no. 17 is awaiting you. You know what it takes 2 make it yours. Make all the right moves. Serve well, play well, focus well, stay well. May God bless you...