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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 | 04:01 PM
Congratulations for battling into QF spot, dearest Roger. You are a real champion. Good luck against Delpo tomorrow. I hope one day rest will help you feel better.
I will keep sending you my very best of positive energy.
God bless you!

03/15/2012 | 03:58 PM
Roger congratulations, now against Del Po, but you can do it.VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03/15/2012 | 03:46 PM
Way to go Rog! Get some rest and go for the next game... We are with you all the way.
03/15/2012 | 03:46 PM
Great although not easy. Spectacular shots although not 100% fit.

YOUR victory is winning the match ball.

MY victory is seeing your waving and smiling at the close camera (us) behind your signature.
03/15/2012 | 03:44 PM
Well done Champ and good luck in the next round. Hope you are feeling better.
Love Flump.
03/15/2012 | 03:38 PM
Well done Roger you can tell that you are not well to many unforced errors.
Have a good rest now and then come out fighting good luck love helen xxxx
03/15/2012 | 03:28 PM
Well done Roger, you showed incredible resilience and determination against a tough opponent. Have a good days rest and good luck against Del Po in the next round.
03/15/2012 | 03:27 PM
once again delpotro............roger always rock
03/15/2012 | 03:24 PM
Proud of you, great champ, amazing effort! As it was said by other fans below, you don't bring your problems on court, only solutions!
03/15/2012 | 03:14 PM
Dear Roger,

Way to dig deep! Feel better!!! Good luck tomorrow against Del Po and I'll be cheering for you as always! :)

Your biggest fan,