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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 | 08:16 AM
Congrats Roger.
All the best in the next match :)
05/10/2012 | 07:54 AM
Roger my heart was in my mouth. Seeing you lose the first set I was very upset. But great comeback. Keep it up.......
05/10/2012 | 07:28 AM
OMG you did a lot of amazing shoots Roger!!!!

I think that was the big difference between you and Raonic.

It was a pleasure to see you playing some old school tennis and in general, I loved how you play and get trough the match.

Wish you the best for next encounter, GO ROGER GO ROGER!!!!
05/10/2012 | 06:41 AM
Congratulations,Roger. What a match! Loosing my sleep was worth it. You won because you really fought with confidence, I could see this from your body language, keep it up,this is what you need to beat top players. You lost your serve in the first set because you didn't take enough time between the serve,but in the 2nd and 3rd set, you did,remember this in all your future matches, Don't take it easy against Gasket,wish you all the best
05/10/2012 | 06:39 AM
Great match.
05/10/2012 | 06:27 AM
since 25/4/2012 , i had a note says "federer is the winner of madrid masters 1000 on 2012 if god will" . so federer can be the only player in history to have 10 titles or more on all surfaces
05/10/2012 | 06:14 AM
Much as we would prefer to see you in full elegant flow gliding around the court hitting winners, it's also great when you dig deep and craft a win when things are not all going your way. well done!
05/10/2012 | 05:47 AM
You are the best forever!!
Tough match but ... steely resolve & mental toughness were the key.
I almost died today, but after watching you playing in a such wonderful way I'm positive sure you'll crush Richard Gasket tomorrow.
I wish you the best
05/10/2012 | 05:38 AM
So proud of you
OMg!! What a champion you are, my hero, love you and don't stop until you touch that trophy. It's yours! bisous!
05/10/2012 | 05:16 AM
Congratulations, champ, I am extremely proud of you! Especially after such a long lay-off from match-play.

Your next opponent - Gasquet - has been "hot" lately, and so please bring ALL THE FOCUS and SERIOUSNESS that you can muster!

God bless! :D