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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 | 03:05 PM
dearest Roger,
I worried seeing Mirka quite tired in the courtside. So please take care of yourself for match on Friday.
Keep cool and focus on the game because Del Portro knows you quite well and your health is not in the best.
Hope you stay healthy and your family get better soon.
Praying God for your victory,
Pls take care and win the title
03/15/2012 | 02:59 PM
Congratulations Roger!
03/15/2012 | 02:58 PM
Toda la razón Su Majestad, eso fue genial, pero me hiciste sufrir, aunque estaba tranquila porque estabas jugando bien.....vamos por DelPo.....y por el titulo.....cuidate campeón....besitos!!!
03/15/2012 | 02:48 PM
great win roger
i am very happy you are in the quarter-finals!!!
03/15/2012 | 02:38 PM
Great match, Rog. RTVLR says it all for me. Winning matches through your illness, and doing it with grace and style. A real champ. And a lot of class. We are very proud of you. Good luck on the next match.
03/15/2012 | 02:15 PM
WELL DONE, CHAMP!!!!!!PLEASE, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, NOTHING ELSE IS IMPORTANT. LOVE YOU, ALWAYS. HUGE GREETINGS FORM SERBIA.
03/15/2012 | 02:04 PM
GREAT WIN FROM BEST PLAYER PROUD OF U DO ALL UR BEST CHAMP
03/15/2012 | 02:01 PM
Excellent win Roger! I feel so bad for you toughing it out through illness, but you prevailed in style. Can you imagine the histrionics that would be performed by some of the other players on tour if they felt as ill as you have during a match!? O boy...you are tops in every aspect of this game and as always it's a joy to watch you play. Get good rest for tomorrow's match up!
03/15/2012 | 02:01 PM
Wow! Four first serves in the third set! Fantastic!

Way to go, Roger. You're lookin' great out there!
03/15/2012 | 01:54 PM
Roger: These young players have your game studied again and again through TV, so it takes you a while to figure them out. It will be different with Delpo, you know his game, so put all your energy and focus and the success is yours !
GO ROGER CHAMP !