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Roger advances in three sets

14.03.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger survived an early storm from Milos Raonic before taking control to seal a 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-4 victory in Indian Wells on Tuesday.

"For me it was a difficult match," Roger said. "He`s probably seen me play a whole lot of times on TV which helps him out a bit. But I really did well. I hung in there and played a great second set."

Roger had some trouble with the Canadian`s power serving in the opening set but went on to show great tennis in the following sets and secure victory in just over two hours. He had never played the 21-year-old Raonic before and will now play Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci, who benefited from a walkover by Russian Nikolay Davydenko.

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03/14/2012 | 04:13 PM
Dear Roger
I still can't believe that you are going to play Bellucci in less than 24 hours from your last match. He is a tough opponent, but all of them are dangerous because they have nothing to lose! You have! Hope you'll stay healthy and fit enough for this match. I pray dear God to help you and keep you healthy. That's only important.
Wish you all the best and good luck dearest Roger!
Go, Roger, gooooooooooo!
Love, Mimi
03/14/2012 | 04:13 PM
Wonderful playing last night certainly hope you are feeling better. too bad so many have been hit by a flu bug going around the low desert. Good luck today I will be one of your biggest rooting team.
03/14/2012 | 04:12 PM
Good Morning Champion!!!
☆ Another day another super happy with his brilliant victory. You are a true warrior, so serious and responsible with his work and remarkable talent. You are and always will be a phenomenal tennis genius. Keep it well and keep a lion warrior. Many health and strength and to go far away from you any flu or something that bothers you. You really are incredibly wonderful. All the best always!!! ☆
03/14/2012 | 04:11 PM
Nailbiter but my lucky red socks cheered you on. I loved the serve you returned to his feet - he certainly didn't expect it to come back at him. Loved that you moved him around in the 2nd/3rd set and you were able to read the 1st serve more often. Loved the variety of shots. Loved the fact that in spite of the bug you could still play well and hung in there. Good luck tonite against Bellucci. Will be another late nite for me.
03/14/2012 | 04:02 PM
Great win, Roger! You played great against a very good player! Good luck today in your match, I know you will do great! God Bless!
03/14/2012 | 03:59 PM
Dear Roger,

Great job! I hope you're feeling better! Good luck tonight against Bellucci and I'll be cheering for you as always! :)

Your biggest fan,

03/14/2012 | 03:53 PM
wooohhh.....that was a tough 1....but gr8 play in d 2nd n 3rd sets rog.well played!!!!!!!!!;) loadzzzzzzzzza luck against bellucci.....ALLEZ!!!!!!!!!!!:D:)
LUV YA INFINITELY!!!!!!!!!!<3<3<3<3
03/14/2012 | 03:51 PM
Grande Roger!!!
I Woke up at 3am and saw the whole match and even it was tough at the begining you knew very well how to play Milos. You played a perfect second set and waited for your chance in the third.
Keep it up Master and good luck this evening against Thomaz, I will wake up again at midnight to cheer you as always!!
03/14/2012 | 03:47 PM
Hi Roger,
When you were playing the match, I was having class at school, but thanks to the wifi, I could see the latest score. Feeling so nervous in the first set, but I deeply believed that you will be the winner because the undefeatable spirit you always have.
Do you feel better now? Hope you are OK...Come on! We stand by you 4ever!
03/14/2012 | 03:36 PM
..I was waking up at 5.00 AM, so I saw only the last 2 sets ! I think that was not so confortable for you, Roger, to play with this young canadian..., you should be more aggresiv and have to increase the shot speed for the next matches to take the control of each point, to be sure for victory ! good luck.. see you in final !