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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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03/13/2013 | 07:55 PM
Firstly congratulate for being voted at SI as the third most powerful athelet just behind NBA Bond and PGA Woods. But to me you are THE MOST POWERFUL . Never behind anyone else for sure. Nonetheless congratulations in this American magazine's vote.
Secondly please enjoy your next match in minutes now. Cannot wait to see you play maestro. Love from Japan
03/13/2013 | 06:27 PM
Time is approaching Roger!

Hope you are feeling fine, physically and mentally!
Stan is a great player and your fellow country man but. Roger on court it's dog eat dog !!

Bring out the steely determination, the cool hand, cool head but firmly in control

Praying for you.

Magical.Maestro. 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀
03/13/2013 | 05:52 PM
I hope your back will be OK with lots of physio to help, I have experienced two earthquakes of similar magnitudes here in the UK, it is a very scary feeling hearing your wardrobe leave the floor for seconds, not surprised you were shocked. Best of luck for the tournament, I so want you to win, all love
03/13/2013 | 05:49 PM
Let's hope that your back will not spoil the party.....
03/13/2013 | 05:22 PM
Best wishes against Stan. You know his game and all his tricks !
No gifts, Roger ! on the court, there are no buddies, only hungry opponents !
Play your game !
03/13/2013 | 04:34 PM
Have a good match against your compatriot. Of course you will win.
Good luck!

03/13/2013 | 03:54 PM
Good luck.
I love you.
03/13/2013 | 03:46 PM
03/13/2013 | 02:50 PM
best of luck, keep winning, ameen
03/13/2013 | 02:07 PM
Congrats Roger

Hope your back is ok. Would love to see you in the final, since you are the defending champ.
Best of luck for the rest of the tournament.

Much love
Your biggest fan
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