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Roger battles into quarters

15.03.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger got by Thomaz Bellucci 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to book a spot in the quarters in Indian Wells.

"These are the wins that sort of almost feel better, to be quite honest, because when you're playing great, it's simple, it's easy, right?" But when it's not going your way and things are difficult, that's kind of the good wins," Roger said.

For the second day in a row, he dropped the opening set but he then broke Bellucci in the first and ninth games of the second to level the match. The final set went with serve until Roger broke the 50th-ranked Brazilian in the 10th game, converting his second match point when the left-hander hit a forehand long.

It was Roger's 74th consecutive victory against a player outside the top 20, and he has won 36 of 38 matches since the US Open. After a well deserved rest today he will play either Juan Martin del Potro or Denis Istomin on Friday.

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03/15/2012 | 06:42 PM
It's been a while since I've commented Roger's results,simply because I'm left speechless!!!Bravo bravo for the fighting spirit! Bravo for the winning spirit!As you said Rog,victories that were achieved in moments where you couldn't rely on your tennis or your shape, but almost only on your will, are great victories!I feel humbled every time I think of you Mr Federer,you are such an accomplished human being!Bravo again.Attention demain Delpotro,expect only the best from him and be ready for it!
03/15/2012 | 06:03 PM
Things weren't quite easy against Thomas. I admit I was worried but I felt you could do it once again as the moment of the start of the second set I saw the will to win, despite not everything worked well you hung in there. Well done Roger. Next del potro, you must power up thing to get him once again of your back an come out as winner. Best of luck Roger, I'be watching and cheering for you!!!
03/15/2012 | 05:36 PM
omg.....this 1 was scary rog!!!!!!:O but i'm super glad u came through!!!!!!!:) loadzzzzzzzzzza luck against delpo...he's really good....u know that....BUT UR D BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!<3:*
LUV YA INFINITELY!!!!!!!!<3<3<3<3
03/15/2012 | 05:34 PM
Cher Roger,
Au fil des annees vous avez fait preuve que pas seulement l'histoire de tennis vous proclame comme le roi mais votre attitude de guerrier va etre exemplaire pour la future generation dans n'importe quel sport que ce soit. Nous vous remercions en tant que parents . Je vous verrai a Indian Wells Samedi et Dimanche esperant que vous battrez Del Potro ce Vendredi.Je vous souhaite une entiere guerison d'ici la.
03/15/2012 | 05:01 PM
My One & Only #1 Champion Roger:

What a high anxiety match for me. Bellucci, well rested, playing free & fearless with nothing to lose while you've been thru the mill, I was thinking "Roger, u don't need this, get some rest & switch to Miami", but to my surprise you fought back, settled the score broke him and won the macth in the 3rd set .. and I had the privilege to watch you do it. Thank you Champ for this tennis extravaganza. Rest well & best of luck on Friday.

03/15/2012 | 04:50 PM
Great win!
So proud of you Dear Champ!
Please restore your precious energy and
Best luck in everything!
Thank you!!!
03/15/2012 | 04:34 PM
Bravo! Incredible match, I am so proud of you.
Get some much needed rest and get ready for Del Potro
on Friday.
Best of luck! :)
03/15/2012 | 04:27 PM
☆Congratulations great Roger!!! You're a super athlete warrior, our great lion, his struggle even flu keeps with his brilliant effort and talent always winning. Take care yourself, to recover very well and enjoy a good nights sleep that are important to renew your energy. You are a blessing. Best wishes dear champion!!! Good luck in the quarthers!!! ☆
03/15/2012 | 04:09 PM
Dear Roger,

Nice victory! Bellucci is a very good and dangerous left-handed player.
I hope the yesterday's match can help you develop new tactics to counter shots by left-handed in your left side.

Remember: You're simply Roger Federer, the G.O.A.T.!!!

Go, CHAMP!!!!
03/15/2012 | 04:08 PM
keep going Roger
Go go gO
i love you