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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 | 02:59 PM
Good luck Roger!!!! My heart and soul will be with you this evening!!! Hope you win !!! I have a going bet with my friend Tracey over this match!!!!! Show Tracey who the #1 really is by beating Blake!! Be strong, and concentrate baby!! Hold service
09/07/2006 | 02:22 PM
Roggi,,Roggi: you were excellent, and now , you are in the next round. It will be a tough match. Blake is a danger player , and you are in USA.
Take calm, and remember the last US Open final.... All my love and support
09/07/2006 | 02:01 PM
Dear Roger,


I keep thanking God for being gracious to you, keeping you fit and very good in your matches.

I continuously pray that you pass through the quarters vs Blake victoriously!!

Go go, champ!!!
09/07/2006 | 01:54 PM
Let the good times roll on!
09/07/2006 | 01:49 PM
Congratulations!!!!!!!! You are the best player on the world!!!!!!!! You will win US Open 2006
09/07/2006 | 01:48 PM
d so called feared rival i out. i wanted it 2 b u dat wld trash him out but anyway he is out u are d king of grass court and hard court and nobody can dispute dat fact he(Nadal)can b stuck with king of clay for all we care but next years french open is ur
09/07/2006 | 01:45 PM
congratulatio Federer,, you're the best !!!,, come on,, I know you can win the next match

bye (=

09/07/2006 | 01:41 PM
Hello Roger,

Congrats for your triumph over Marc Gicquel, and goog luck for the next match against James Blake.


Sónia x x x
09/07/2006 | 01:21 PM
Well done and good luck for the quarters. James is playing very well and rightly you say that it's going to be more difficult from now on.
Rooting for you as usual
09/07/2006 | 01:20 PM

Best of luck with Blake, Roger. Keep it up, my love! We are all 100% behind you, as always.
Love forever,
Daley xxx
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