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Roger rolls into 3rd round

02.09.2006 | Tennis

Roger continued his progress through the draw at Flushing Meadows with a 6-3 6-4 7-5 victory over Tim Henman (ATP 62) on Friday.

 

He has now won their last five meetings - having lost six of their first seven encounters.

 

Roger won the opening set in just 39 minutes. He broke twice in the second set before Henman finally came to life, breaking the defending champion for the first and only time before Roger closed out. The third set was much closer as the Briton began to advance in to the net and put some confidence in his trademark volleys. But Tim Henman was having no joy on the Roger serve, and the world number one managed to crank up the pressure to break at 5-5 before closing out the match.

 

"I thought it was a solid match because I didn't give him any chances on my own service games and that's what I wanted to do from the start," said Roger.

 

He will face either American Vince Spadea or Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden in the third round.

 
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09/04/2006 | 03:50 AM
Luv ya babe! And good luck 3rd round!

Orissa
09/03/2006 | 11:11 PM
go on Roger,you're on the right way to get it for the third time in a row..!

we're all with you!

Luca
09/03/2006 | 03:55 PM
I know you can do it roger. Kep the skills at your best standard and I hope you win the US open
09/03/2006 | 02:19 PM
Great!!!!!!
09/03/2006 | 01:57 PM
GO GO GO Roger
XXX
09/03/2006 | 11:21 AM
go go go go roger..
09/03/2006 | 08:19 AM
good job
09/03/2006 | 06:08 AM
watched ur match with henman. u were superb. :D loved that shot between the legs, that was a definite highlight. but then again, as henman was bringing his play up a notch, u responded and increased ur level of game as well. too bad the open's being out f
09/03/2006 | 04:10 AM
Hi Roger:

Soon the World will see that London-NY Trifecta was waiting for a Genius named Roger Federer.

Always in your corner no matter what part of the Globe you are at and especially here in the USA.

Your Favorite and MOST SENIOR Fan in NJ
09/03/2006 | 03:54 AM
Good job, Rogi!!!

You hit a ball between your legs(I read the report and I watched the video), it was amazing and interesting, you seemed really really relaxed. That's important!

Your serves are so strong that he didn't get many chances to break you
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