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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 | 02:28 AM
Bien por Roger
Realmente han sido cada uno de los partidos, llenos de emocion y por supuesto una exposicion de un excelente tennis, gracias Roger por hacernos disfrutar de un tennis elegante, lleno de imaginacion y emocion. Adelante estamos contigo, vamos por ese Slam... Suerte en tu proximo reto Robredo, a disfrutar de buen tennis...
01/22/2011 | 01:07 AM
come on roger

you need it so bad and we need it as well

come on, we all there for you
God bless, guide and serve with you :)
01/22/2011 | 12:48 AM
You chose the right match to make akward mistakes. All the rest was beautiful as always, congratulations.

I woke up at 5 a.m. (with pleasure) but I still hope you get the last match on Sunday, so I can enjoy it in the late morning after a big breakfast!
01/22/2011 | 12:46 AM
GREAT JOB ROGER!! Way to come back after a tight match in the second round!! Loved your aggressive play, the way to drove malisse literally off the court!! Best of luck in the next round against robredo!! Congratulations again for a great win!!
01/22/2011 | 12:34 AM
Congrats Roger!Great game and great victory for you.I'm also happy that your back is ok,so you can play without a scare.Best of luck in the next round against Robredo!
01/22/2011 | 12:11 AM
Kia Ora Roger,
Glad you could relax a bit in this game and it felt like you were still winding down from the match against Giles. Savour the moment as you come down to the last match of week one against Tommy. my wishes and thoughts are with you. All the best, Kia Kaha (Forever Strong) and in Health & Happiness,
01/21/2011 | 11:27 PM
ciao roger! forza siamo con te sia che vinci sia che hai delle difficoltà sei un Signore sul e fuori dal campo.
01/21/2011 | 11:21 PM
Simon described the experience of playing against Federer as “a little bit strange.”

“You look at the ball, and you have the impression that you can’t do anything in the moment,” he said, adding that he felt like he was running nonstop for three hours, while Federer was still speedy at the end. “I feel like he’s in control, he can do whatever he wants
01/21/2011 | 11:20 PM
“He’s extraordinary,” Malisse said in an interview after losing their third-round match, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. Like most players who lose to Federer, he was disappointed but reverential. “His style was like that in the beginning, when he was 12. But when you see how it evolved—it’s another world.”

“When he hits the ball, there’s an incredible speed. You’re always on the defensive. You have to adapt to each point but you don’t have time,” said Malisse, who is ranked 45th from a
01/21/2011 | 11:03 PM

Congrats on another win as you moveon to the next round. If you keep playing like this thers no way you won't end up in the finals on Sunday.

Glad also to know that physically your back is feeling better.

Best of luck
Much love
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