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Quarters in Melbourne

21.01.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger has just completed another stage of the Australian open and gave a stinging master class to yet another opponent on the way - unfortunately for Raonic, he was the student.


Roger said of Raonic’s 210kmh plus serve "You try to anticipate it a little bit which happened better and better as the match went on. I got a feel for it, I'm so happy with the way I played. I think we both played a great match. It would be fun to play seven five-setters in a row … but it’s not really what you want to do”
 
Our Champ did not face a single break point and produced just 12 unforced errors on his own serve. The first nine games of today's match went with serve, but the 13th seed Raonic was the first to double fault and gave Roger a set point which he gratefully accepted as Raonic netted a backhand volley. Roger had, amazingly, made just one unforced error throughout the set and although much is often made of Raonic's powerful serve, our champ was more than holding his own in that department too. Just nine points were lost on serve in the second set – Roger dropping only two – and a tie-break was required to decide the outcome. Raonic produced aces with his first three serves, but Roger was simply waiting patiently for his opportunity and seized it with a backhand winner down the line as Raonic came into the net. An ace of his own gave Federer three set points and he took the second with a forehand winner. After that he seemed to break Raonic's spirit and Roger broke serve twice early in the third set on his way to a convincing victory.


"It's important to stay focused. I have learned that over the years, and it pays off in the end." Roger said.


Our Champ now faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in the next round.

 
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01/21/2013 | 07:17 PM
JUST ANOTHER FREE HARD LESSON TO WHAT SO CALLED A NEW GENERATION !!!

CONGRATULATIONS ROGE FOR 35TH STRAIGHT SLAM QF..

KEEP ON DIGGING TO THE FINAL ..

COME OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON ROGE !!!!!
01/21/2013 | 07:14 PM
perfect match roger!! you did everything right...
01/21/2013 | 07:05 PM
Congratulations Roger.
Great match and great play.
Good luck in the next match.
With love
Jana
01/21/2013 | 07:00 PM
Congratulations Roger!! Another Australian Open and your form looks better than ever!! Your playing is absolutely beautiful to behold! Best wishes for the match against Tsonga!!
01/21/2013 | 07:00 PM
GOOD LUCK AGAINST TSONGA!!! We are always watching your matches and no matter the time of the day we are cheering for you!!
Love, Maia
01/21/2013 | 06:57 PM
YES!!!!!AMAZING MATCH ROGER!!!! Your tennis was flawless, i loved it, now rest and enjoy I wish you all the best
01/21/2013 | 06:54 PM
Lovely Roger:

Congratulations Champ forever !
Just EXTRAORDINARY - World Class Tennis Quality victory !!!

Potentially you are at your best, no one can compare to your skills & talent,
the beauty and genius of your games- awe-inspiring, surely, you are
the greatest tennis player of all time, Roger, we all love you, thank you
MAESTRO !

Good luck against Tsonga, we all behind you !

DESTROY THEM ALL !!! BEAT THEM ALL !!!

GOD bless you !!!
01/21/2013 | 06:49 PM
What a great match you have played CHAMP:)) love you loads...In Sha Allah you will win..May Allah always bless you and best of luck for quarters...love you always my dear!
01/21/2013 | 06:42 PM
Very strong match!!! It was nice and looked easy!!! I can't wait to the next match!!! GOO ROGER!!! GOO!!!
01/21/2013 | 06:30 PM
Just Stunning again, well played so far Maestro, not far to go to another title, all love