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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 | 07:07 PM
Great match my beloved Rotschi!!
Keep going Rog, only three matches left and the 17th is yours!!
Vamos Roger que tu puedes!!!
Tons of love from Madrid
01/23/2011 | 06:58 PM
Congradulations Rog, Kept us again a liitle bit on the edge of the chair!!!!, but you did it!!. Pity that you now have to play your fellow countryman, and teammate, but just keep that Fed. train rolling.
01/23/2011 | 06:26 PM
CONGRATS Roger on making it through the first week of the 2011 AO and advancing to your 27th consecutive major quarter-final! Your next opponent and fellow countryman is playing exceptionally well at the moment. With belief & focus, you will no doubt outplay Stan, moving you closer to the finish line.

I wish you the very best and as always, keep smiling!
01/23/2011 | 06:24 PM
Well done Champ, except that glitch in the 2nd set that cost the set. Such silly mistakes at the end of the set could really cost the set since there's no time to break back (unlike in the 3rd round where you were broken at 2-1 in the 2nd set and you had time to recover). Please don't repeat that in the next three upcoming big matches. Now the real test starts Champ and I'm sure you'll get through in flying colors if you stay on top of your game. Stay focused and healthy and the trophy is yours.
01/23/2011 | 06:01 PM
Brilliant well played Maestro
01/23/2011 | 05:51 PM
Congratulations Roger! Well done. Don't forget to be aggressive from the very first point to the last. DON'T WORRY, YOU'LL GET THERE. May God bless you, guide you, give you confidence & strentgh for all upcoming matches. You are doing your best, otherwise what would you be doing there ??
Several of your fans MUST be GREAT experts in the tennis field, vu their criticisim of your play. do they believe they have the right to do so, because they are not standing in front of you??
love you, marie
01/23/2011 | 05:27 PM
Dear Roger, congrats to reach the quarter. The coming week will be tough, and you defend the title. Please, keep focus, take the offensive, boost your confidence. You are a great champ and a Master and can defeat Stanislav. Good luck and go on for more !!!!
01/23/2011 | 05:18 PM
4th Step ... Done !!!

Go Go Go Roger !!!
01/23/2011 | 05:15 PM
Congratulations Roger!
01/23/2011 | 05:14 PM
Dear Roger

No roller coaster this time...
Stan ,the man, is following his quest : to topple you !!!
Don't let him come even close to you ...you know his game

Shoot straight arrows,save precious time and energy !
Strike him with the "thunderbolts of Jove"
No gifts, Roger, no UEs, no sentiment...

Stay focused ! grab your breath and don't let go ...
Stay in the moment, be "mindful" of every step
You'll come through, beloved hero!
Friend or no friend, you're the best
Trust in yoursel