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Roger battles through

09.05.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger came from a set down to beat Milos Raonic 4-6 7-5 7-6 (7-4) in the second round of the Madrid Masters today.

Roger had a rough day today, especially due to the young Canadian's serve - he fired 21 aces in a match that lasted just over two hours. Raonic reached a 100%-quote on points won upon first serve that landed in the field. Roger only saw his first break point towards the end of the second set. Fortunately, he improved on his own serve gradually throughout the match and was eventually able to wrap everything up in the tie-breaker.

Roger will now meet Richard Gasquet (ATP 18) in the third round in Spain's capital. Our champ won nine out of the eleven matches the two have played - losing 2 out of 3 on clay, though.

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05/10/2012 | 04:20 PM
Dear Roger
You had a tough match, won it, congratulations! You deserved to win, you play so nice tennis, not only aces!!!
Hope you'll be ready and healthy for your next opponent! He is not less dangerous comparing to the previous one, he only doesn't serve so fiercely!
Wish you all the best and good luck dearest Roger!
Go, Roger, gooooooooooo!
Love, Mimi
05/10/2012 | 03:56 PM
well done roger this guy raonic is going to be top ten soon what a dangerous player never mind his serve his all round game is exellent and you can see hes very confident roger can be very pleased with himself liked the way he was able to change his tactics not many of the players can do that never pannicked hes a true champion
05/10/2012 | 02:37 PM
Uh, tough match.
I hope that tonight will be easier.
Best of luck, Roger.
05/10/2012 | 02:28 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on your win. It was a tough first match for you but in the end with your usual determination and calmness you were able to overcome Raonic. Well done. Good luck in the next round against Gasquet.

Love From Christinexx
05/10/2012 | 02:14 PM
Go,Go Roger, we will always be supporting you.
05/10/2012 | 01:56 PM
can not believe it Roger you are so GooD
keep going Go go gO
i love you
05/10/2012 | 01:26 PM
Keep lobbing that ball, Roger! Loved it when you did lobbed the ball and won the second set!
Great match! Looking forward to you whomping Gasquet today.
05/10/2012 | 01:19 PM
best of luck roger for your next match?love u so much
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