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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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01/24/2011 | 04:44 PM
wait to see you lift up the 17th grand slams on sunday
just 3 more to win
add oil!!!
01/24/2011 | 04:30 PM
good luck vs stan today rog! you can definitely step it up and show your best tennis, show your variety, great serve and solid, aggressive game plan. we are with you all the way!
01/24/2011 | 04:26 PM
Stanislas played a veeery good match, iam really nervous about the quarters but i know you can do it ;)
setting my alarmclock at 3am and ill be watching you getting your next victory ;)

good luck !
01/24/2011 | 04:16 PM
I can't understand the level of priority to set up Roger's match; is the third consecutive game under the sun and heat. Nadal complained and today played in the evening session; it's not fair.
01/24/2011 | 04:09 PM
cmooooooooooooon rog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gr8 match baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!
loadzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzza luk agnst stan..........hez in immense form..........so ya gota play real wel k????????????

loadzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzza luv, luk n gud wishes,
-tejal n INDIA!!!!
01/24/2011 | 03:59 PM
WHAT A SHAME! To put RF to play at 12.30 and in the evening session to put one double mach. SHAME FOR ao A BIG shame!
01/24/2011 | 03:49 PM
I wish u a very good luck in the comming match it is very important that u win it I will pry for u . God bless u love u.
01/24/2011 | 03:41 PM
Go Roger!! Title no. 17 is awaiting u. We support you all the way...
01/24/2011 | 03:38 PM
Roger, good luck for that match against Stan. Play very very good tennis, victories follow themselves... work harder & harder, take delight in working hard. Carefully improve EVERY aspect of your game. After all, no pains, no gains....take your game to that level where u feel pretty confident that you can beat any player in the world in straight sets... The day you feel that, i'm pretty sure you will complete a grand "Roger Slam". We all love you. May God give u a very great desire to be there.
01/24/2011 | 03:24 PM
Congrats on that record Roger!! Its very important that you come up with that quality of tennis which you displayed in the first set to register wins from here on because the going has really got tough. Stan's playing supreme tennis & so are the big guys - Rafa, Novak, Murray & Berdych. They hardly dropped a set. Remember Roger, "when the going gets tough, the tough get going". I wish u good luck for all your matches ahead. Do not underestimate anyone.. The title is yours...May God bless you...