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Through to quarters in four

23.01.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger has made it through the first week Down Under and will play the quarter finals next week thanks to a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Tommy Robredo.

"It was a tough match and I'm really happy to be in the next round," Roger commented. "I'm sweating bullets out here so I'm really delighted to win this match."

Once again, Roger started perfectly, hitting ace after ace and not conceding a single point on his serve in the first set. But the second proved to be a rough ride as he struggled with his return and couldn't get the balls into play like he wanted to. But he went on to regain control in the third and fourth set, taking each one thanks to early breaks.

With the victory, Roger has reached the quarter-finals for 27 consecutive majors since his third-round exit at the 2004 French Open, equaling Connors Open era record! Of his 26 previous quarter-final appearances, he has converted 24 into semifinals, gone on to reach 20 finals and won 14 of them.

In the quarter-final, he will either meet Andy Roddick (ATP 8) or his Swiss Olympic teammate Stanislas Warwinka (ATP 19) on Tuesday.

 
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01/25/2011 | 05:31 AM
Magnificent way!!! Yes, is Roger at work. It was very important the victory against this very in form Stan. The mind of Roger was there 100 % all the time. Brilliant play really. GO, GO, GO CHAMPION !!!
01/25/2011 | 05:10 AM
ALLEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
01/25/2011 | 05:09 AM
Grande Roger!!!!
Partita fantastica!!!! Go Roger go!!!!!
01/25/2011 | 05:04 AM
Congratulations ROOOO my sun beautiful, very good game, thank you, I love the interviews are fun, I wish every success to the next, Kisses to Mirka and girls, I love you Rosi Argentina. VAMOSSSSSSSSS ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
01/25/2011 | 05:03 AM
Congratulations Roger.You have done it. Beaten Stan in three. He played quite well, but YOU PLAYED SUPERB. GO ROGER INTO THE SEMIS-ALL THE BEST AGAINST NOVAK i reckon.
See you win again soon.
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01/25/2011 | 05:00 AM
GO ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL THE WAY TO THE FINAL!!!!!!!WELL PLAYED
01/25/2011 | 04:51 AM
Hey rogi. U have done it and iam the first to put. Comon, just 2 wins away from history to be witnessed. For cricket there is only SACHIN. Like that for Tennis, One and Only ROGER FEDERERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
01/25/2011 | 12:57 AM
It's not the Melbourne Park guys but the ATP itself helping Nadal to achieve some GS record that our Champ doesn't have (look at the draws of USO, WTF and now AO). I have been reading the articles on ATP site and somehow feel it's more biased towards Nadal. Probably they don't have much new things to write about our Champ. That's ok, our mighty Fed has us, the huge Fanbase, that'll support him no matter what till the end. Champ, just stay healthy mentally and physically and the title is yours!
01/25/2011 | 12:50 AM
Oh pretty please with gnocchi on top WIN THIS!!! If you do I will love you forever...but I already do! Tons of love and luck.....let 'er rip!
01/25/2011 | 12:28 AM
Go go go Roger! No offense to Stan, but take him out!!
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