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Roger races to victory

25.03.2007 | Tennis

Roger regained his winning touch after his surprise second round defeat at last week's Pacific Life Open, easing past Sam Querrey (USA) 6-4, 6-3 at the Sony Ericsson Open.

Roger, playing the event for the ninth straight time, improved to 25-6 in Miami, having won the last two titles and 12 matches. Roger was forced to wait until the seventh game of the first set to convert his sixth break opportunity against the spirited teenager. The break proved crucial as Roger grabbed a 4-3 lead before serving out the set to claim a one set advantage. He capitalised on Querrey's below-par serve to take the second following a break at 2-2, Querrey soon handing the match to Roger with his seventh double fault.

Golfing great Tiger Woods, also playing in Miami this weekend, greeted Roger in the players' lounge before taking his seat in the stadium to watch the delayed match (starting time: 22.15 due to rain). "I'm happy he comes out during a tournament," Roger said. "I went out to see his practice and it's great that he comes to watch tennis. It's a great honour for our sport."

In round three, Roger will either meet Nicolas Almagro (ESP/29) or Potito Starace (ITA/91). The match between the two had to be postponed due to rain. Our star's last defeat in Miami came against the then number 34-ranked Rafael Nadal of Spain, now his main rival.


Tiger Woods is playing a tournament of similar importance in Miami (Doral) and will start his final round on Sunday with a four-stroke lead.

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03/27/2007 | 08:57 AM
I miss you so badly, Roger!
Beat HIM this time!

; )
03/27/2007 | 07:24 AM
My dear, dear Roger,

I will be rooting for you my dear. Congratulations on the many awards and achievements today. Please keep up the good performance and keep a steady head with all of these accolades and dont allow them to put any more pressure on
03/27/2007 | 06:44 AM
Here we are in Miami cheering for you!!! I'am sooooo HAPPY you will play tomorrow with Cañas....I will be able to get out of my system hes winning at the Pacific....YOU ARE THE CHAMPION...THE #1.....VAMOS ROGER....TE QUEREMOS MUCHO....marthaelisse & Fam ~
03/27/2007 | 06:41 AM
Hi Rog,

Canas is another Nalbadian with little more speed. Concentrate on hitting first serves to hold to put pressure on his service game. Short low slices to his back hand to test him at the net. Attack his second serves he tend to double fault un
03/27/2007 | 05:50 AM
Dear American Roger Federer Fans,
BTW, if you have been watching the tournament on TTC, I believe TV coverage switches to ESPN2 beginning Tues. 27th. Be sure to check your local listings.

Best Regards,
03/27/2007 | 05:38 AM
My mistake, lol: I meant Hewitt, not Agassi. As much as that legend has done, he never did manage to have a winning record against you!
03/27/2007 | 05:34 AM
More records, more revenge! Congratulations on your record 4 2006 ATP Awards, Roger! We are SO proud of you, especially because you are STILL Player of the Year, Fan Favorite, and Stefan Edberg Spotsmanship winner but also because you managed to get rec
03/27/2007 | 05:32 AM

Once again match up with Canas. To be honest, i was expecting this match up pretty soon and now itz real, itz happening.

Get your gears ready and start playing the match at the highest level possible. I watched Canas's interview and the way he
03/27/2007 | 05:15 AM
Congratulations, on winning the Player of the Yr., Sportsmanship of the Yr., ATP Tennis.com Fans Favorite, & Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Yr. That is awesome. I'm so happy for you. Now go win against Canas.
03/27/2007 | 05:11 AM
Alright, Roger! Well done! I am very excited for you! You can win this!

Love and hugs,
Cori USA
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