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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 | 04:15 PM
all of us love you roger
be sucessfull
nadal has beaten,,hah haha
just kiddin
u r champion forever
09/07/2006 | 04:14 PM
all of us love you roger
be sucessfull
nadal has beaten,,hah haha
just kiddin
u r champion forever
09/07/2006 | 03:51 PM
congrats roger!! you played great! all the luck for you against james blake! I'll pray for you as always! lots of love!!
09/07/2006 | 03:37 PM
EXCELLENT CHAMP!!! Wish you the best for the rest of the tournment. Blake is not gonna be easy but of course you can beat him. Please check out Roddick.. could be danger if he comes to the final, and of course all the the crow will support him, same way w
09/07/2006 | 03:28 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on your victory against Gicquel. I thought u played an excellent match, as usual you were at your best yesterday.

I am very much looking forward to your encounter with blake, who is a very dangerous player if he gets on a
09/07/2006 | 03:25 PM
Hi Roger!

I knew you could and can do it :D Now you can see how good you really are, by non-losing a set :D

I still and all the time have fingers crossed for you!!!! You can now prepare in even more good shape as you are now!! You are the best and
09/07/2006 | 03:18 PM
Dearest Roger,

Congratulation on a fantastic win yesterday which we were not allowed to see. You are playing Blake today and you have not lost a set to him so far and I hope that record continues. All the 80,000 and more fans will be rooting for you to
09/07/2006 | 03:11 PM
Sweety, dont you need luck, I think this match can be dangerous but you re a champion so DO YOUR BEST darling
My best wishes and all my love as usual
Gabi
bs as
ARGENTINA
09/07/2006 | 03:06 PM
Congrates u played very well. Best of luck against Blake.
09/07/2006 | 03:01 PM
Ok my champ, your tournament really begins now!!! I'm sure that if you show your magic tennis, no one can obstacle you to the conquest of the title!!! Come on Roger!!!
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