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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 | 07:13 PM
Congratulations
i'm happy with you too
godd luck on the nex match

always,
@^.^@
01/21/2011 | 07:04 PM
A new record, dear Roger - 57 wins at the AO! Congratulations.
Good luck against Robredo on Sunday. I hope the match is an evening one - only because it's a good time for us here.
01/21/2011 | 06:57 PM
Congrats ma King glad to hear you performing well.... win this title 17 Grandslam in your bag.... love you and be positive & take care of your health....rash everyone....your the LEGEND.... no one can take your place....all the very best please win for your diehard fans all around the world....
01/21/2011 | 06:43 PM
Great win! let's get some more aces champ.
01/21/2011 | 06:41 PM
Always love to watch you play and sorry you had some bad hits. but you came thru and had a fairly easy match and please no more 5 setters rest up as much as you can today and come out with racket ablazing to meet Robredo.
01/21/2011 | 06:28 PM
Not perfect, but still a much easier match this time - well done! Best of luck against Robredo!
01/21/2011 | 06:24 PM
Not the perfect match ,and we know that you can achieve " perfection"...
You lost the thread for a while, Rogi, but you picked it up and ran with it
So congrats ! great win
I am sure that that you and your team are refining your game plans for the
more challenging matches in your draw...no more hiccups , no more snoozing !

No gifts to Robredo,please! he'll be charging like a bull !!! Be prepared...
Show him how to play tennis and win...take charge and never let go !

Love and prayers
01/21/2011 | 06:20 PM
Roger,
Your back is no problem, and you are happy.
That's also what I'm very happy.
01/21/2011 | 06:18 PM
Well done, keep in.
All my support
cecilia
01/21/2011 | 06:05 PM
Congradulations Rog, have a good break and good luck on Sunday.