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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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01/23/2011 | 11:39 PM
Dear Rog...
You are the best.. and you can win all the matches!!
You will be the champion again !!
01/23/2011 | 11:34 PM
Dear Roger congratulations to get through into quarter-final!I didn't watched the match unfortunately because i'm in different time zone but i'm glad that you are through and that you have achieved one more grand slam record.Best of luck in the next round against Wawrinka who is in his top form,but you are better and you can win.Allez!
01/23/2011 | 11:16 PM
Dear Roger
Congratulations! I'm surprised you had to play four sets vs TR, but who knows why it's good for!!!!!! I'm happy you are in QF, but don't know what to think about the match vs Stan. It seems he played well today (I didn't see the match, only the very beginning and he was good. Anyway, you must take a good rest till Tuesday! Hope you'll beat him! As a matter of fact, you have to, you are defending Champion, aren't you?
I wish you all the best and good luck
Go, Roger, gooo
Love, Mimi
01/23/2011 | 10:56 PM
Dear Roger,

I'm glad you made it through with relative ease! Good luck tomorrow against Stan and I'll be cheering for you as always! :)

Your biggest fan,

Adeline
01/23/2011 | 10:46 PM
Good luck Roger. be careful about Stanley Rotschi his match against Roddick was completely unpredictable. I preys for you to win your 17th Grand slam
01/23/2011 | 10:46 PM
Congrats on the win
You are yet to play your best tennis this tournament, something is off yet your still in the quarters :)

All the very best in your next game against Stan
01/23/2011 | 10:15 PM
Congratulations Roger! All the best of luck in the second week.
01/23/2011 | 10:10 PM
Goodluck Roger, you're gonna need every bit of it moving forward.
01/23/2011 | 10:07 PM
Great match, Roger! Good luck on your QF match with Stan - I cannot believe he split up with his wife to focus more on Tennis. Stan is a great tennis athlete: his match against Andy Roddick was fantastic. I hope we are not going to relive the 2005 AO when another talented player like Stan guided by Peter Lundgren beat you. I hope you bring your A game.
01/23/2011 | 10:07 PM
Congrats Roger,but, the current level won't get it done against any of the remaining guys. Step it up or see you next year. Clock is ticking. tick! tack! tick!