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Roger to meet Roddick

24.03.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger secured his participation in week 2 in Miami with a 6-2, 7-6(3) victory over 19-year-old American Ryan Harrison today.

Roger battled at some points, especially towards the end of the second set, when he let a 5-2 lead slip away and was even confronted with a break-point at 5:5. But once again, Roger showed excellent tennis when under pressure and closed out the match after 84 minutes for his 40th victory in the past 42 matches. He has now extended his winning streak against players outside the top 20 to 77 matches.

Roger will now play Andy Roddick - winner of the tournament 2010 - in the third round on Monday. Roger is 21-2 against Andy Roddick, one of the defeats going back to Miami in 2008. 

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03/27/2012 | 04:36 AM
Sorry you lost, Rog. I was not able to see the match, but I was watching the scores online. You have played a lot of tennis these past few months and you now deserve a well-earned rest until the clay season starts. As always, you will come back refreshed. You have great fans, and we always come together through this site. Nothing could take away your greatness. We always love you.
03/27/2012 | 04:35 AM
I know your winning streak will come to an end someday but I did not expect it to be so soon, especially tonight. After 2nd set win at 6-1, I thought you would win the match. Anyway, I wish you good luck for the clay season. Am feeling sad though...!!
03/27/2012 | 04:34 AM
Roger, it's ok. I think Andy'd love to exchange this victory to any one of the previous encounter between you and him in GS finals. For you, it's just a scratch, but for him it's like finding a cup of water in the desert after few days of searching water. Somehow a loss in a early stage in a busy and important calender year - 2012 isn't a bad thing at all. If we will witness Roger lift the Champion's trophy in any of the GS and Olympic Men's Single Gold Medal, who would even care the loss today
03/27/2012 | 04:29 AM
I just dont understand why all of you fans are chastizing roger now saying that his winning was largely down to slumps by other players. So because Roger lost one match to roddick, he has a million and one problems! Give me a break! and some of you call yourself "real fans". This is one thing I just dont understand about fans: your guy wins ,everything is great and perfect, he loses and you criticize every minute detail. Rog had a tough loss today! Keep at it Rog , I'll be supporting you always!
03/27/2012 | 04:26 AM
go home kiss your kids & wife & rest up for the next group of events. pat yourself on the back for winning 6 of the last 9 events you have played. you must be dead tired. roddick ranked down at #34 can now boast a healthy 3-21 record. this loss was harmless. i am just happy you beat murray and rafa already this year. noone is going to think roddick is better than you. they'll just say "bad day". lose to novak, rafa, murray, raonic, etc and they say "he's old". so no harm. VOTED GOAT by TTC!!!
03/27/2012 | 04:21 AM
Roger, sad to see you lose, Roddick played couple of crazy games in the 3rd and took the match. Perhaps you have played a lot of match recently. It is time for you to take a break and get ready for the clay season. Love you.
03/27/2012 | 04:20 AM
so sad...The day begins with your losing to Andy, I will stay in bad mood all day...Have a good rest the whole April. Come back in May. Hope you catch up Nadal first and then Dojo. No matter how difficult it will be, I deeply believe you can. Just do it...
03/27/2012 | 04:15 AM
Roger: This was due to happen, even the greatest is allowed to have some off moments because to say you had an off night will be pushing it. Please play Montecarlo in order to recover the little ground you lost today and you will come in great shape for RG, last year you played the whole RG series and it really paid off. All your fans want to see your sliced drop that bites the dust while all the rivals bite the dust, time to train hard and come back fighting to the court. Always cheering.
03/27/2012 | 04:13 AM
Sorry about that, amazing what just one break can do. Keep your hopes up! Year 2012 will continue to be good for you. Better luck in the next tournament.
03/27/2012 | 04:13 AM
What's worse is after ALL that effort in playing Rotterdam and Dubai, going on a good run at Indian Wells, you have just lost a TON of ranking points - making all that previous effort count for so much less. I really believe if you are to win another slam, you're gonna have to get up to #2, so as to force Rafa and Novak to square off in slam semis first, making the winner more beatable in final. I suggest you play monte carlo now - you could pick up good points there having lost early last year