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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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09/02/2006 | 10:08 AM
Congratulations!

:)
09/02/2006 | 09:15 AM
Roger ROger his'r men if he can't du it no one can!!!!!!
09/02/2006 | 09:06 AM
Gooooooooooooo Roger.....
u r the best......
i am sure this title is yours.....
jus keep up ur magnifisent performance......
we all luv you.....
you ar the saint of tennis.....
09/02/2006 | 08:38 AM
Hello Roger

Great match with, as usual, some brilliant shots.Particularly enjoyed the net play from both you and Tim Henman,excellent.
Very best of luck against Spadea
Regards
Margaret
09/02/2006 | 07:56 AM
Congratulations Roger!!!

Regardless who you play with, solid or not, you're the best.

Continue to play very well as i continue my prayers and best wishes to your next round

God bless you
09/02/2006 | 07:51 AM
Congratulation! ;)
09/02/2006 | 07:46 AM
Congratulations

Tarn
09/02/2006 | 06:52 AM
Awesome Roger. It was a simple and methodical match for you. I hope you retain your focus and keep yourself away from the Agassi drama and hoist the trophy next Sunday. Let's go Roger. It's going to be a Threepeat for you this time.
09/02/2006 | 06:52 AM
Way to go Roger!!Keep on the rate and win the tillte!!
09/02/2006 | 06:47 AM
Congratulations!!!! I know you can do it!!!! Now you have past the "cursed" 2nd round.... now, winning the US open isn't a problem to u anymore!!! GDLUCK
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