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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 | 02:25 PM
☆So intelligent and skill, in every category and brilliant moves, you are greatness personified at all. Keep peaceful and enjoying your beautiful profession, his love of tennis and fortifies the toasting everyone with happiness. Take care, have a good night rest!!! Good luck in the quarterfinal Roger!!! ☆

☼ All the best always!!! ☼

01/21/2013 | 02:25 PM
☆Congratulations wonderfully and unparalleled champion. You is peRFect great Roger!!! The maestro with his tennis masterpiece, when you are focused not have anyone, you become unbeatable and getting stronger!!! ☆


01/21/2013 | 02:20 PM
Absolutely brilliant match, some class moves and shots. Keep up the great work Rog.
Loads of Love
Christine xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
01/21/2013 | 02:17 PM
Awesome. Congratulations. I knew you would come through. You can take Jo Willie. Stay focused. Love the way you're playing.
01/21/2013 | 02:16 PM

01/21/2013 | 02:13 PM
Great match Roger...Raonic still has to learn tennis is more than 1000MPH serves! ironically he had trouble returning yours and in as rally seem unable to compete. Best luck against Jo-wilfred
01/21/2013 | 02:02 PM
Congratulations Roger!
01/21/2013 | 01:54 PM
That's our Roger!Keep going!
01/21/2013 | 01:53 PM
What an incredible win today...... all the very best to you for your upcoming match !
01/21/2013 | 01:47 PM
That was an impressive display of Tennis! Very few unforced errors, great serves and winners that took our breaths away! Congratulations on your win! Good luck on your next match against Tsonga. If you play this way, there is nothing left to stop the Fedexpress at all!