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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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09/07/2006 | 06:32 PM
It's just wonderful to see you play! If only those tv people would let us see your matches in entirety I'd be in heaven. The more I watch the more I find that others just don't compare. Not only do you beat them, the way you move is so unbelievably bea
09/07/2006 | 05:36 PM
You're looking good, Roger! I'm really looking forward to tonight's match with Blake. Good luck and I have the feeling that you're going all the way again!

09/07/2006 | 05:17 PM
hey Rogi
Congratulations again on your win. You are getting to be on fire. Your concentration level should only rise from now on, because it will get tough, but you can do it, you can win another US Open title. More than 80000 are registered here on t
09/07/2006 | 05:01 PM
Hi Roger,

Just wanted to wish you all the luck in the world against Blake, he's quite a bit to handle, and considering he's playing on home soil, he probably has high levels of confidence including the fact that he beat Berdych yesterday.

But you ha
09/07/2006 | 04:41 PM
Well done Roger!!
You really, really deserved it!
Good luck with beating James!!
I'm sure you're gonna win this tournament,
'cause (of course) you're #1!!!
love, Fee
09/07/2006 | 04:39 PM
09/07/2006 | 04:28 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulation on your convencing win over Gicquel. Though I could not see you on TV during that match, I, together with other Roger fans, cheered you on your forum throughout the entire match. We are so proud of you!

Hope you had a go
09/07/2006 | 04:25 PM
Hi roger,

Once again congrat's on another fantasic win on a player that could of been very tricky to play but you did what you had to and you did it brilliant.

Like you have said it is only going to get harder from now on next up is james blake who
09/07/2006 | 04:21 PM
Hi Rog!
Well done!
Go foward Champ!!
(your numbers are impressive!!)
Good luck
09/07/2006 | 04:15 PM
welldone Roger!

Its your for the taking again, one more tricky match and it will be a breeze.

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