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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 | 03:16 AM
Hello Roger,
Now that the stage is set we want revenge as much as you do. He caught you on an off day at Indian wells and now you have anopportunity to show who the real Roger Federer is. Go get him champ. We stand behind you with all our unwavering sup
03/27/2007 | 01:16 AM
Hi Roger,
Once again with Canas!!! Do not worry!! Surely, you will win that match...Good Luck...
Show Great tennis against Canas...
03/26/2007 | 10:54 PM
HI MY DEAR ROGER***

CONGRATS, WELL DONE, I COULDN´T SEE THE MATCH, BUT YESTERDAY, ESPN REPEAT SECOND SET, AND I COULD ENJOY YOUR PERFORMANCE (AMAZING SHOTS).
YOU'RE IN THE RACE.

MY BEST WISHES FOR THE TOURNAMENT
I KNOW YOU'LL WIN.

ALL MY LOVE A
03/26/2007 | 10:27 PM
Hi Roger,
I think I know why you lost in Indian Wells.
I was wondering if you play better in daytime than night matches. But the OZ open is at night, with plenty of lighting inside the dome.
What could it have been?
I think it was the direct sun in y
03/26/2007 | 10:20 PM
YEAH BABY...YOUR BACK!!!!!
Also, thanks to the video camerapeople, your shirt has white stripes with powder blue (your Davis cup colors) in the middle of each stripe. I also like the pleats on top of the sleave, and the red stripe in the back of your sho
03/26/2007 | 10:20 PM
Congratualtions on today's victory.
Business as usual.Hope the trend continues. From now on I get to watch the matches on TV.
Raj
03/26/2007 | 10:04 PM
Congrats! I wish all the best, and I look forward to watching you on TV.

Everyone, please take a peek at my new blog dedicated to Roger...www.thefederer.com
03/26/2007 | 09:16 PM
Hi Rog,
OK, your shirt looks like it has white stripes on it. So you are wearing red, black and white, Palos Verdes High School's colors.
GO ROG!!!
Susan
03/26/2007 | 08:51 PM
Hi Roger,
Congratulations on a good start in Miami. Love your dark red shirt with vertical powder blue stripes, and your cool black shorts with the little pleats at the waist. They almost look like they are made out of linen. Love the fabric, whatever it
03/26/2007 | 07:54 PM
Dear Roger,

I missed your second round game but will watch the 3rd round later today when you play Almagro.

There have been quite a lot of surprises so far in this tournament, but mostly below the world number 3 ranking. Between 2000 and 2002, ther
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