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In round three with ease

27.06.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger cruised into round three at Wimbledon with a very clear 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Italy's Fabio Fognini today.

Roger had the honour of playing in front of Prince Charles and Camilla today, saying it was a great feeling to do so. And he was sure to impress the Royal box, firing 13 aces and wrapping up the win in just an hour and a quarter. Roger also kept up his incredible streak of never having lost in round two at a Grand Slam in his career.

Aiming at matching the record of seven Wimbledon men’s titles set by William Renshaw in the 1880s and tied by Pete Sampras in 2000, Roger will next meet either 29th-seeded Frenchman Julien Benneteau or American Michael Russell.

 
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06/29/2012 | 11:46 AM
So Nadal out, now that was something no one could have expected at this juncture. Rosol played lights out tennis just like Tsonga last yr against Rog; will he have anything left for next match? Tsonga didn't. It was unbelievable tennis though it has to be said. Once again Rogi, all the very best in yr upcoming match against Benne and the ones to follow. Love and hugs, xxxxx
06/29/2012 | 11:11 AM
cont

Your parents were filled with pride and so they should be. Great to see Frank Sedgeman sitting next to your mother.

Wishing you all of the very best for this evening's match.
Kindest regards
Margaret
06/29/2012 | 11:08 AM
Hello Roger
Brilliant match,fast,clean play accompanied by some superb shot making particularly in the forecourt.Fabio also played some very good shots--well done.
Thank you for your on court interview--as always so very humble.
You said that it was good for tennis that Prince Charles & Camilla were present for the match and that you were lucky to be first on Centre Court. I agree BUT they came to see you--both enjoyed what they saw and were absolutely in awe of you both on & off the court
06/29/2012 | 09:54 AM
Congratulation, Roger. Keep moving. Keep rocking Wimby and beat them all in three to rule the Wimby’s crown this year.
Wishing you and your team are successful in setting game plans + strategies to sweep victory over each opponents at its ease. Stay focus & aggressive play consistency. Nothing will stop your determination & persistence to reclaim the Wimby’s throne.
You can do it, Roger. Just shine your Best.
Cheers :))
06/29/2012 | 08:40 AM
slowed down by All England Club so that TV viewers and the audience can see more rallies from the players and they can earn more money. The viewership for Wimbledon has been slipping for the past 16 years or so because the time-interval for each rally was very short and they were bored by that. In order to bring up the TV ratings, they have to reduce the court speed and this works to slow-court players advantage like Nadal and others, but it's not far to fast-court players like Federer).
06/29/2012 | 08:36 AM
couldn't do it. This is what separates Federer from Nadal despite he has won all 4 majors (but you guys have to remember that the grass at Wimbledon is not the same as the one the All England Club has been using back in 2003 and earlier, they have slowed down the court and the bounce is higher and more predictable. With this being said, Nadal's 2 Wimbledon titles do not attest us to his ability to be both a great clay court player and a very good grass court player. It is that the court is
06/29/2012 | 08:31 AM
Andy Roddick, the talll Swedish player (I forget his name), and the other tall Croatian (Ivan Ljubicic) and Serbian players? He is not the player that we had been seeing since his rise to tennis' elite group for the past seven years. I think he will be having hard times of winning another majors in the future. Even if he could make it to the final and plays Federer in that match, Roger would beat him quite easily.
Federer could still win US Open right after he turned 26 (in 2007) and Nadal
06/29/2012 | 08:24 AM
Common Roger - Get set...Go... We all are waiting for the 17th Granslam title - you will definitely win.
06/29/2012 | 08:23 AM
Nadal has lost in the second round today. Obviously, his game was nowhere near when he was in his prime years (before turning 26). His movement was a bit sluggish and he made lots of unforced errors which could have been his winners in the past. There were people who said that Rosol's first serve was the main reason of this big upset, but I really think that if Nadal was a year or two younger, he could definitely return Rosol's serve. Do you think that Rosol's serve is bigger than Tomas Berdych?
06/29/2012 | 08:09 AM
Wow Roger you looked in awesome form against Fognini! As was witnessed yesterday, anybody - even a player scraping the top hundred - can beat the number two player in the world. Keep focused in your match against Julien Benneteau and I am sure you will be one step along the way to claiming the 17th Grand Slam title. Good luck Roger!