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Roger cruises through

03.09.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 2

Roger defeated Marin Cilic 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the third round of the US Open today.

 

"The first and second set could've gone either way," Roger said after the match. "He was dominating more of the baseline rallies. I didn't think I was serving particularly well during that period. I knew I had work to do on my serve. I think the wind was tricky. It took some adjustments but I took the right ones and thought it was a very high-quality match."

 

Roger started well, only encountering a major problem at the end of the second set as he got broken in the last game off a big Cilic forehand that Roger couldn't get back.

With Cilic facing a break point while serving at 4-4 in the third set, he was warned by the chair umpire for a time violation. Cilic immediately double-faulted, giving Roger a 5-4 lead. In the fourth set Roger used his first match ball to win the match after 2:40 hours.

Our champ will now play Juan Monaco (ATP 36) in the next round.

 
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09/05/2011 | 03:35 AM
you are always know what you are doing.
what the cause and how to solve it.

Keep it this way and get it, the 17th!
Best of Luck to you, Dear roger
@^.^@
09/05/2011 | 02:34 AM
Continued..
I remember Roger saying after he lost in the round robin match of the WTF in Shanghai back in 2008, suffering from severe back pains for which he was treated on every change over during the larger part of the 3 set match: I never quit. Once I have stepped on court I don't quit. You have to punch me in the eye to make me quit.
For those who remember this match: Roger looked almost grey for pain and was sweating heavily, but he battled on. Roger always delivers, like a true number 1.
09/05/2011 | 02:23 AM
Well, Mats Wilander spoke true words on the subject of all the retirements during the US Open: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/tennis/mats-wilander/ (click 'more 'to watch the video). Immediately after Djokovic's retirement at 4-6; 0-3 Peter Bodo wrote similar words in his blog on Tennis.com stating that the World No. 1 had given a bad example and that he feared a lot of these retirements in the future. How near that future would be even he couldn't have imagined....
09/04/2011 | 09:13 PM
Excellent Roger!

What a beautiful assortment of shots and resources, you drained him, well, done!

Keep fighting! Try to keep maximum focus.

You are so strong and handsome.

All the best against Monaco!

Take care and have fun.

I love you so much!...
:) xoxoxoxo
09/04/2011 | 04:47 PM
Tough match.
But you played well Roger.
Your serve helped you too.
All the best in the next match.
09/04/2011 | 04:29 PM
Congratulations, Rog. And by the way, I love the red shirt for days and the dark for the night matches. Good luck on the next.
09/04/2011 | 04:28 PM
Congratulations, dearest Roger, for making the 4th round. It was a solid win against a tough customer. Take care and go on this winning road all the way.
God bless you!

Kei
09/04/2011 | 03:54 PM
I've seen Federer's press conference after the match with Cilic, he seemed to me that he is not feeling good (mental or physical).
09/04/2011 | 03:47 PM
I noticed that Federer stretched his back, I am not worried about the match against Monaco but with Tsonga or Fish will be different, he has to atack them like he atacked cilic in 4th set.
09/04/2011 | 03:36 PM
Allez Federer, allez Federer!!! Le grand tenist!!!
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