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Roger flies into quarters

06.09.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger has reached the quarter finals at the US Open thanks to a brilliant 6-1, 6-2, 6-0 victory over Argentina's Juan Monaco. The match began just before midnight but ended before an approaching storm drenched Flushing Meadows. Once he finally started playing, Roger didn't take long to win. He needed only 82 minutes, including 14 aces to win the match at 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday. He had 42 winners and 21 unforced errors and never faced a break point.

“Waiting so long, it’s very important to get off to a great start,” Roger said in an interview after the match. “I really tried to play aggressive and it all worked out until the very end. I never had to change my game plan."

Roger also had sympathy for his opponent: "It's tough for Juan. I've been in that position before when I lost badly on this court to Andre Agassi, so I know what it feels like," he added. "Sometimes it's just not your day, but it was mine tonight and it feels great."

Our champ will next face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a rematch of their Wimbledon quarter-final, which the Frenchman won.

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09/08/2011 | 09:18 PM
excelente maestro!!. eres un grande.. ahora que venga Tsonga!.. =)
09/08/2011 | 09:08 PM
Dear Roger, please come out in 'God' mode and wipe JW off the court as you did Pico on Monday. Wish they'd put your match on during the day though. All the very best and I'll be shouting you on as ever. Let the FedExpress keep on rolling all the way. xxxxx
09/08/2011 | 09:07 PM
Come on Rogi, prove us fans right and your critics wrong. Please win tonight! Play as only you can, the elegant, masterful Maestro! The only special thing you need to give us is a win. Good luck Roger, wishing you an excellent game and very much success!
09/08/2011 | 08:45 PM
Dear Roger
Good luck!
Go, Roger, goooooooooooo!
Love, Mimi
09/08/2011 | 08:45 PM
Congrats Roger, you played excellent! Best of luck against Tsonga.

Clara. :D
09/08/2011 | 07:29 PM
All the very best champ - hope you can avenge the last two defeats! We all love you and are shouting loudly for a victory.
09/08/2011 | 07:08 PM
Com'on Champ beat Tsonga this time.. All the best
09/08/2011 | 07:04 PM
Good luck, Roger! Have fun on the field and did I told you I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want to see you in the final? GGGGGGGGOOOOOOOO RRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!
09/08/2011 | 06:15 PM
Helloooooooooo Roger
I hope so you can winner this match with Tsonga,Wilander going to make faces much bla,bla,bla about you and he is must shut mouth.
Good luch suport you for ever
09/08/2011 | 05:55 PM
Will Roger win the last GrandSlam title for this season???im waiting to see how far he can goes for this GS title.