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Roger rushes into |next round

12.03.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Our Roger had a ‘scary’ moment yesterday – but not on court where he again showed all of his skills to romp through 6-3, 6-1 against the Croatian Ivan Dodig. Dodig’s game was full of errors including a double fault on match point which allowed our champ to wrap up the match in 61 minutes. Something slightly worrying was that Roger tweaked his back during the match but as he said:

"At the end I tweaked it a little bit, but it's not the first time it's happened in my career, it's happened during Grand Slams, during tournaments, in practice. It's just something you learn to deal with". This was our champ’s 890th career win bringing him level with Connors, Lendl and Vilas as the only men to have won that number of matches in the open era.

Oh yes – that ‘scary’ moment? A 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Indian Wells. It happened before the day’s matches had begun at around 10.00 when Roger was still in the house where he is staying with his family. His family were outside but our champ was in the house and ran outside fast. “I didn’t know how long it was going to last, if it was going to get worse from there, or if the worst was already past,” he said. “It was a very strange feeling to have because you see the windows shaking and you look up and realize you’re under a structure. It was quite scary for a second there.”

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03/15/2013 | 04:18 AM
Well this has been a disappointing match so far. Roger I don't think you will be winning this one. So sad, but you are still my favorite player.
03/14/2013 | 07:52 AM
Good luck against Rafa! I wish you a great match! Lot's of love from Istanbul - Turkey.
03/14/2013 | 07:41 AM
03/14/2013 | 06:35 AM
Good luck against nadal you can easily beat him
03/14/2013 | 06:17 AM
it's time he does something about his serve.
it has been a big letdown ever since the season began.
nadal might not be able to take advantage of it but the other guys will
make merry on it.
best of luck tomorrow
03/14/2013 | 05:55 AM
Roger will now face Rafa in mouth watering quarters Match TOmorrow niGHt
03/14/2013 | 05:51 AM
I write to wish u the best tomorrow's match. Good health maestro. Take good care. May u have a good match tomorrow.
03/14/2013 | 03:01 AM
Oh my dear Maestro, how I know you are in great pain and frustration. But never mind you are through this one eventhough it is one set longer than expected. Please do not feel bad that you could not close out the game in the second set. I knew it hurt you but we really do not feel bad about that. As long as you are healthy and playing it is already enough for us who love you. I shall learn from your hard work and perseverenc . I shall try to do the same when I feel pain. Yes you won !\o/
03/14/2013 | 03:01 AM
Dear Roger
Congratulations! Hope you'll be fit tomorrow! Good luck dearest Roger!
Love, Mimi
03/14/2013 | 02:56 AM
Way to go Roger. I love you forever. It hurts me to see you in pain.
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