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Roger moves into US Open quarters

07.09.2006 | Tennis

Roger rolled to his fourth consecutive straight-sets victory with a 6-3 7-6 6-3 triumph over France's Marc Gicquel (ATP 79) at the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

 

The defending two-time champion won the first three games of the fourth-round match without losing a point but the 29-year-old Gicquel settled down and fought gamely.

 

"I had a feeling that I had to play good today, solid," said Roger. "I was very happy, of course, with the start."

 

The world number one blasted 15 aces and had 42 winners but Gicquel stayed in the one hour, 46-minute match by committing only 22 unforced errors.

 

Roger will meet American James Blake in the quarterfinals. The five-seeded Blake downed 12-seeded Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic in another fourth-round match with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 win.

 

"From now on, the players I'm getting are more experienced,'' Roger said in his post-match news conference. "So it's going to be a hard tournament from now on.''

 
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09/08/2006 | 06:21 AM
congrats Federer. :D
09/08/2006 | 05:57 AM
Dear Roger,

Congrats on a great win against Blake today. I was worried when you couldn't serve for the sets a few times but i understand how tough it is to play against NY crowd(Blake being the home player). Hope you didn't injure anything during the s
09/08/2006 | 05:47 AM
ON the the SEMIs. Congrats. Also, I love your cardie! What style and class!!!! Love it, love it, love it.
09/08/2006 | 05:42 AM
CONGRATULATIONS ROGER!!!

Great Job! Keep it up! You are playing really well...
Best of luck against Blake.
xxx
Talha.
09/08/2006 | 05:32 AM
Rogi!!..
You just won the QF!..Big2 congrats!!I know you can do it:)
I just listened to the usopen radio (couldnt watch it live..hu2)- but still, i could feel the energy pumping! (I hate the commentators btw-they started to talk about donuts & heidi klu
09/08/2006 | 05:31 AM
Congrats on your win over BLAKE. I am an American....and I like Blake but I LOVE you so I am so happy to see you win. Keep the focus and continue playing outstanding tennis. Remember your fans are with you at all times (but maybe not in Ashe Stadium).
09/08/2006 | 05:30 AM
rogerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!congratssssssssss!!!!
you're through into the semis!!!!
great match ...best of luck against m.y. am sure ur gonna be just fine!!

marina
09/08/2006 | 04:13 AM
Congruts Roger! Best of luck against Blake! You go Federer! Luv you whatever happens.

Hugs,
Marlene
09/08/2006 | 02:25 AM
congrats but now the real deal begins...Be focused and you will win this one too!
You are the MAN!
09/08/2006 | 12:22 AM
Roggi:

Blake is a great player, but never forget that you are Supreme .....
Todos tus seguidores estaremos contigo, no sólo en ese juego, si no siempre !!

Shine star!
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