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Roger through in four sets

02.07.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger has reached the quarters in Wimbledon after a 7-6(1), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 win over Xavier Malisse today - his 33rd successive Grand Slam quarterfinal!

Roger seemed in trouble after taking a 4-3 lead in the first set as he had to leave the court for a medical time-out. After that, he went on to take the set in a tie-breaker before play had to be suspended due to rain for 40 minutes. The break seemed to suit Roger well, as he then broke Malisse three times in the second set, taking it 6-1. Set number three went to the Belgian as Roger had to drop his serve. Falling behind due to another break in the fourth set, Roger then came back to break Malisse in the fourth game to level and once more for a 4-2 lead to then wrap everything up nicely after two hours and 11 minutes. 

After his 850th career triumph today, Roger will either play Mikhail Youzhny or Denis Istomin on Wednesday for a place in the semis.

 
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07/04/2012 | 06:53 AM
Wishing you all best & strength to beat Youzhny in three, Roger.
Stay cool & focus. Dictate your plays aggressively with precise serves and explosive strokes. Hoping that you & your team set up game plans & strategies to finish him quick to save your energy for next tough round. Anyway, please be careful with him. He is also tough to be beaten at this state.

Just do it, Roger. Just shine your Best. :))
07/04/2012 | 05:49 AM
You can do it Rog ! Take care of Youzhny today and take care of yourself. We are all behind you. As Connors said, tennis is 10 % physical and 90 % mental. Once you believe, there is no limit to what you can achieve ! Love you always Rog. Come on !!!!!!!!!!
07/04/2012 | 04:11 AM
This is your time now... go and get it ... block the pain ... just do it. All the best :)
07/04/2012 | 03:52 AM
Hoping you are healthy and you ´ll have an amazing match tomorrow.Good luck!!!
07/04/2012 | 03:13 AM
BEST OF LUCK RF ON YOUR NEXT MATCH!
07/04/2012 | 02:33 AM
So happy to have a holiday from work tomorrow so I can actually watch the match ! Again so proud to be your fan, RF, you have fought so hard through it all...the rain. the pain..difficult conditions...it's no wonder to me that you are loved so much. The best of everything to you tomorrow. Light us up here in the USA, Roger ! The fireworks here on the 4th will pale in comparison to you ! Millions strong...remember us when it's tough & we'll be there in spirit to lift you up...LET'S GO GET IT !
07/04/2012 | 02:08 AM
hey, Roger !!!

It is 9 more SETS to go man !!! My CHAMP always !!!

You will do it MAESTRO !!!

Be healthy and has to be very concentrate at the match tomorrow !!!

It is nice to hearing from you that your back is getting better and better
and you are ready to BEAT EVERYONE MAESTRO !!!

I WISH YOU LUCK, "THE GREATEST of the History" !!!!!

GOD bless
07/04/2012 | 01:50 AM
Well done, good luck tomorrow, 1 servece is the key.
Keep in, You are the best. go and win
All our support from Uruguay
07/04/2012 | 01:50 AM
Well done, good luck tomorrow, 1 servece is the key.
Keep in, You are the best. go and win
All our support from Uruguay
07/03/2012 | 11:55 PM
Hi Roger, just been reading on the forum here that you practised today and your serve was fine and you could get down to 'low' defensive shots which would have been impossible for you on Monday....really good news. Hope it is fine for you tomorrow and that you have your compression top on to keep your back warm in our English 'summer'. Really wish you all the best of luck tomorrow against Mischa and that you come through in 3 easy sets. Loads of love to you all. GO ROGER. xxxx