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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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03/12/2013 | 01:30 PM
Dear Roger:

Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We all were worried about your back injury, I hope you are
fine now and keep on going in this tournament, and I wish all
the best against Stan.

No friendship at the court, no mercy at the game !!!!!!! LOL !!!

Take good care my ETERNAL CHAMP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Destroy all your opponents, please !!!

Love you forever !!!

GOD bless you Roger !
03/12/2013 | 01:18 PM
Roger all the best. I put my message in your RE. Hope your back is fine now
03/12/2013 | 01:16 PM
Good luck for your next match. Wish you all the best!!!
03/12/2013 | 01:10 PM
Hi Rog, Super!, 890th win!! congratulations!!. Pity that you have to play aginst Stan, but that is all in the game. Earthquakes!!!, nobody likes them, thankgoodness you and your family are aok!!. Hopefully you won't have too much problem with your back, your back is more important than tennis, so take care!
03/12/2013 | 12:57 PM
Take care Roger, blessings!
03/12/2013 | 12:38 PM
Take care Roger, blessings!
03/12/2013 | 12:25 PM
congrats champ:) very best of luck for the next round..but the bad thing is that i am unable to watch your matches....its too late in the night:(( i really don't want to miss your matches..but the best thing is that you have won those. Stay safe my dear..May Allah bless you with the best of health and success! love you loads and always my dear!
03/12/2013 | 12:21 PM
The earthquake must have been alarming - glad it wasn't serious, though. And another great match - 890 wins, that's amazing! I hope your back recovers well, and best of luck against Stan!
03/12/2013 | 12:18 PM
Take good care Roger
03/12/2013 | 12:14 PM
Take good care.. & Good luck..
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