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Through in four sets

30.05.2014 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger booked his spot in the round of the last sixteen with a 7-5, 6-7(7), 6-2, 6-4 victory over Russia's Dmitry Tursunov at the French Open today. He will now play Ernests Gulbis (ATP 17).


"It was tough to lose the second set but nice to win the match. It was not a straightforward win. I knew Dmitry would try different things, take big cuts at the ball but I am pleased to have played solid," Roger said.

Not much separated the two players in the beginning and Roger was first to score a break, just right to take the opening set 7-5. In the second set, Roger was unable to convert any of his three set points at 6-5. In the tie-break, our champ was 4-1 up to eventually lose the tie-break 7-9. With an early break in the third, Roger captured the set 6-2 after Tursunov took a medical time-out. Another break in game number seven of the fourth set gave Roger the lead to book his spot in the round of the last sixteen.

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06/01/2014 | 08:34 PM
why gulbis on federer side?!? not on nadal side?!? nadal has easy draw every tournament.... atp just fix draws for nadal...should be prisoned for life sentence both atp and nadal!!!!
06/01/2014 | 07:20 PM
New thread!
06/01/2014 | 07:18 PM
roger was very poor serving awful gulbis knew he just had to play steady rogers backhand was just a floater he was slow too. hard for the fans to watch no way roger can win a big tournament anymore we must face facts.its never nice to see a great champion getting battered like that thats why the smart ones know when to call it a day.
06/01/2014 | 07:18 PM
Roger please wake up your backhand is too weak, wake up and comeback and get wimbeldon title from novak and nadal please
06/01/2014 | 07:17 PM
One observation I have to make is, Roger seemed to be annoyed by Gulbis' Nadal-like grunting.
He tried to give some back of that during his own shots - something we see very rarely from him.
Roger has actually seemed rather irritable ever since Rome. Maybe it's a lack of enough sleep?

Gulbis was rather nice in his comments after the win - he even said a "sorry" to Roger fans (which, of course, he doesn't have to! He only did his job!)

Anyway, I'm eagerly waiting for Roger's interview.
06/01/2014 | 07:14 PM
Dear Roger, do ignore those so called fans on this site who are critical of your play today. I call them fair weather fans and they are not worth your consideration tho no doubt it would be very disappointing for you should you read their comments. Fortunately they are in the minority. Most here are devoted and loyal to you. I look very forward to seeing you play in Halle and Wimbledon.
06/01/2014 | 07:11 PM
Oh Roger,

I'm very disappointed because of you. Your were not lucky. You should have won the match. I found simply disgusting that the way and the time Gulbis asked MTO. Did he really need for this ? I think not. You was very irritated by Gulbis's arrogant and disrespectful behaviour.
You are the tennis. I love tennis because of you.
Lots of love

06/01/2014 | 07:10 PM
Djokovic has beaten Tsonga easily in three straight sets.
06/01/2014 | 07:08 PM
Shatir no joy, not even on the ATP website. There are no quotes even anywhere.
06/01/2014 | 07:07 PM
cont: will regroup and concentrate on tennis rather than babies for the next slam. Roger is exceptional and Mirka knows that and I am sure she will be the first to push him on. Good luck for the rest of the year Roger. Hope the Wimbledon seeding committee don't do him a disservice, just as they are likely to do Muzza a favour with the seeding. Roger just needs to be more focused and be able to finish the job and sustain his level of tennis throughout a match rather than seesaw. Go be the best R!
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