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Roger flies into quarters

20.01.2014 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger secured the last spot in the quarters of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

It took our champ under two hours to defeat the Frenchman, showing a flawless display with a variety of shots and great variety throughout, 43 winners, seven aces and 21 unforced errors. It is the 11th straight year our champ has reached the quarters in Melbourne and the 41st time in his career that he will play a quarter final at a major - Roger has level Jimmy Connors' record.

Next up is a quarter-final clash with Andy Murray on Wednesday, certainly a match to look forward to.

 
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01/22/2014 | 01:16 PM
Hi Rog, Fantastic tennis!!!!!! YES YOU CAN!!!!! Keep going, high five with the team, & a good rest in preperation against Rafa!. Take care
01/22/2014 | 01:16 PM
I can't let it go! The correct word is "unbelievably{
01/22/2014 | 01:15 PM
Magnific match Roger.You played unbelievable.Congratulations Roger and good luck in the semis.Come on MAESTRO!GOD BE WITH YOU!
01/22/2014 | 01:15 PM
For those who lost the interview with dropping of connection, here it is - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/25840472
01/22/2014 | 01:12 PM
Stan vs Berdy 8.30 UK time tomorrow if you do not know!
Meanwhile, I can dance around VERY happy. They are now about to put the Dimitrov vs Rafa match on, should be interesting to watch.
Interview as usual was amusing. He himself was joking about holding the record for losing the most break points. He just seems to accept that it is situation normal when he does it! Well, win or lose against Rafa, I am happy. He has beaten 2 good players to get there with the new racquet, Stefan effect later o
01/22/2014 | 01:11 PM
Guys i am sure federer will beat nadal since it is in hardcourts... But i can also give excuse on nadal's behalf for loosing against federer... "i had blisters in my hand since the end of 1st set... Go Roger...
01/22/2014 | 01:10 PM
HAHAHA!!!!!Heart this.When Roger was playing his last point my mom just came back from shopping.She came in to see the match point.Two minutes ago she asked me where the groceries were.Guess what,she was so nervous about Roger that she forgot the groceries outside the apartment's door!hahahahahaha!!!!i'm still laughing!
01/22/2014 | 01:09 PM
ROGER &STAN in final WOW! Wouldn't that be great.two great friends battling it out.If that was the case even though I will support Stan when Roger doesn't play,I would be shouting for Roger all the way!.Good Luck Roger against Nadal.See you on Friday morning guys.Still have a big smile on my face woooooowie :)x
01/22/2014 | 01:09 PM
See you all later! I'm drained! Need to step away from the laptop for a bit.

So happy ^___^
01/22/2014 | 01:08 PM
Yes! and sure you can beat Nadal.