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Roger still to drop a set

18.01.2014 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger has secured his spot in the round of the last 16 with a clear 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 win over Russia's Teimuras Gabaschwili (ATP 79) at the Australian Open.

 

"I'm happy that from my side I'm winning my matches in straight sets. It's been different conditions every match: the heat first and the indoor match and now normal conditions today with a bit of wind. So it's just good to get through and get a good feel out there and make sure if you've got a chance to win your matches easier to do so."

Roger displayed a very solid match under conditions a lot more like what he is used to. He broke his Russian opponent in regular intervals, always keeping a safe lead and managing to fight off five breaks himself. After 1h 41 of play he celebrated his 71st victory at the Australian Open and will play the round of tha last 16 for the 13th consecutive year. He will meet either Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (ATP 10) or Gilles Simon (ATP 19) on Monday.

 

 

 
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01/20/2014 | 01:10 PM
I will see the game tonight, but the statistics tell me that you played fantastically mr peRFect, many many compliments!
01/20/2014 | 01:09 PM
Tennis is sport, in general. Tennis is magic, if Rogi plays.
Go forward, FEDBERG team!
01/20/2014 | 01:07 PM
Great match O GREAT ONE good luck with Murray, play like you did with JOE and the match is yours, Murray is not at his best at the moment. Stay well x
01/20/2014 | 01:05 PM
KEMNA,Roger was excellent.He was great!He went for all the balls,he had plurality in his shots and i think that Tsonga did everything he could,it's just that Roger was so.......Roger,that nobody could have beaten him.
01/20/2014 | 01:04 PM
Beautiful tennis Roger - i knew you'd win but in straight sets - WOWSER!!!!

I think you'll be fine against AM too - love you.

Relax and rest, big kisses
01/20/2014 | 01:03 PM
To the ones who saw the match.... how was Roger's movement??
Appearently everybody had something to say about his movements....
01/20/2014 | 01:01 PM
KEMNA,yes,i noticed.I don't like such behaviours at all.
01/20/2014 | 01:01 PM
Today you were rolling Roger! It was a great display of good shots and the best i have seen of you this year.I felt as if the VINTAGE FEDERER was playing today.Keep the dice rolling this way.Good luck against Andy!! keep up this kinda play
01/20/2014 | 12:56 PM
Hey HULI, Becker is an overactor. Even if Novak is up two sets and like 3-0 in the third, you should see him, he "acts" like it is so stressful and like he really does not know that Novak actually already won.....

Overactor
01/20/2014 | 12:52 PM
That s brilliant! no any other plays such tennis like you do. Keeping your great form against Murray sure you will get through.
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