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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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01/21/2011 | 08:28 PM
Dear Roger, always is a dream watching you play tennis, when you come into the court everything is lighted... God bless you ever champion, and let us continue enjoying your talent, the magic you have to play tennis and the best of all... your wonderful smile... all the heaven blessings for you in the next match! you have our prayers and love... take care, rest and get ready for more... all the love!
01/21/2011 | 08:22 PM
01/21/2011 | 08:21 PM
Excellent news on the back issue. That was a long hard fought match with Simon and to have no after effects seems unbelievable what great shape you are in. I like the Xman, entertaining too but you are the best....better than all the rest. Good luck with Roberto and I have a feeling Stan The Man is next......ummmmmm. First serve in and you will win. FedXpress is rolling people.
01/21/2011 | 08:11 PM
You did it in straights. Great! I like Malisse but I am glad it didn't take you long to finish this 3rd round match.

On to the 4th match now. Stay focused and blast Robredo off court please!
01/21/2011 | 07:50 PM
well done champ keep on the good work we need this GS
01/21/2011 | 07:50 PM
Well done Roger, you bounced back like the true professional you are! Good luck in round 4, xxxxxxxx
01/21/2011 | 07:41 PM
Beloved Champion Roger:
Your're healthy & we're so happy. You're happy to be thru to the 4th round & we're over the moon with your win under the hot sun yesterday & in the wake of a tough 5-setter. You deserve an easy win with Robredo, wishing that for u after your hard work in the early rounds. As usual, loved your presser, I so admire your high ethics and your extensive knowledge of the sport & it's history. The greatest tennis brain ever. World, listen & learn.

Love ya Champ
01/21/2011 | 07:36 PM
Hopefully the line judges sort themselves out. Well played champ
01/21/2011 | 07:25 PM
Great match! Easy win today! Good to know that you are healthy and injury-free... ! May Allah bless you with good health and more success... Ameen!

Good Luck in the 4th round against Robredo!

With lots of love and prayers,
01/21/2011 | 07:18 PM
go Roger, go!!!!!!