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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 | 10:02 PM
Hi Roger,
Congrats on the win. Not your best tennis,but, you found a way somehow.
Unfortunately, your level of play so far is not gonna get it done againts any of the guys guys left. Except, you step it up big time, this is definately the end of the road as I don't see you pass Stan, who has being amazing. In any case I remain a true fan, am only trying to be as realistic as possible. You've racked up so much miles over the years, so, it's understandable to be a half or one step slower.
01/23/2011 | 09:34 PM
Congratulations Roger. Good luck againts Wawrinka. I thonk You should not do more unforced errors in this match. Let's winnnnn!
01/23/2011 | 09:28 PM
Hermosísisimo Roger!! Ahora sí, sin piedad desde el principio....agresivo a más no poder en tu siguiente partido....sé que ganarás.
Gracias Roger....besos
01/23/2011 | 09:22 PM
Be aware of Stanley Rotschi, did you see his match against Roddick?. He has played an impressive match.
I am really nervous but I trust you so much.
Good Luck my Love
01/23/2011 | 09:04 PM
congratulations roger on your playing great especially in the 1st set & i'm sure you can go all the way to the end but there's a point you're not going to have to make many unforced errors if you want to lift the trophy.
01/23/2011 | 08:47 PM
Well Roger, good luck againts Stan.You must be very concentrate and VAMOS!!!!!
01/23/2011 | 08:09 PM
In Any case a Victory is a victory. None of your fans doubt about your victory. I hope you and your team to find weapons to annihilate Stan which is in real progress; Serve in wide well moves as well and his backhand is super . I hope the result after the match will be 7-1. Good luck and health to win important balls. Climb up on him at the first ball. Be very very very aggressive.
01/23/2011 | 08:01 PM
I hope Roger knows how to play against this new and improved Stan.
01/23/2011 | 08:00 PM
Hi Rog, Congratulations on your match against Robredo. You played magnificent -you always find a way to win. I'm wishing you every success in your match against Stan - you will win, I know it, because you are a great champ. God bless you and I wish you love.
01/23/2011 | 07:51 PM
Roger I watched your match with Robredo and I really didn't worry about you not being the winner as you always manage to pull things out.So congrats on this! I know it will be tough to play your friend Stan but you will overcome him too in your quest for the tournament. Godspeed dear Roger and enjoy your victories!!