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In control

08.05.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger made a successful start after a break of several weeks, defeating Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-3 at the Madrid Open.

"I didn't think I played incredible, but that's not what I was expecting myself to do here. But I didn't play bad, either. So I'm very happy with how things went today. Stepanek is a player who can cause a lot of difficulties in the game. He has caused me difficulties in the past. Today that wasn't the case. I thought I was pretty much in control," Roger said after the match.

It didn't take long for Roger to get into the rhythm of his game, cruising past stepanek in 81 minutes. He will now either play Japan's Kei Nishikori (ATP 16) or Viktor Troicki of Serbia (ATP 44).

 
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05/09/2013 | 08:17 PM
Its been the case whole year but this time around not even reached quarter finals. Tennis is a cruel game you can lose by just losing one single point. Keep working Roger but looks like this year would be your last year. I hope you will atleast win one title :(
05/09/2013 | 08:14 PM
So happy to see you on the court, it does not matter if you win or loss.
05/09/2013 | 08:14 PM
So happy to see you on the court, it does not matter if you win or loss.
05/09/2013 | 08:13 PM
It was such a different Roger than on Tuesday. I just don't get it.
What happened?
05/09/2013 | 08:13 PM
VERONICAV

Oke lets leave it at that. By the way, my name suggest that I am a girl, meaning I am, oke, Veronicav? Over and out.
05/09/2013 | 08:11 PM
FANCYFREE YES I DO AS A REAL MADRID FAN WHAT NADAL IS ALSO
IN THAT RESPECT .... LOL
05/09/2013 | 08:10 PM
*KEMNA :

Let's say to you to understand ...
It's not about you ...
Relax, OK???

C'mon, man !
05/09/2013 | 08:09 PM
BOTING Please show Rafa respect. Your Beloved Roger does.
05/09/2013 | 08:07 PM
SHEAR

Again, I agree with you. This was Kei he was playing and he is a good player. Of course if it was Rafa today, then Roger would have lost, we can be honest about that.
And I don't know what he can do about those ue's.
Hopefully he will have another conversation with Mirka where she will say that he cannot lose like this anymore, he listens and then he comes back and wins a lot of titles like the end of 2011/beginning of 2012.
05/09/2013 | 07:58 PM
@KEMNA again I never mind if he made a ton of unforced errors then lose because i like his risky pay off style (i hate long rally). What bothering me is that he did not pressure his opponent enough at some crucial points. Think about what if Nadal standing on the other side, you will be fully tight nerved then lose your game.