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Roger needs 3 sets

16.05.2007 | Tennis

Roger struggled to beat qualifier Juan Monaco 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 today in order to reach the third round of the Hamburg Masters.


"It was a hard fought win but maybe that was just what I needed," he said after the match. "I've spent more time on the practice courts than in matches lately and I need to pick up as many wins as possible now going into the French Open." Roger has won the Hamburg Masters, a tune-up for the French Open, in three of his last four visits.


Our star started well but then saw his footwork desert him in the second set, as the Argentine took control. Crucially, Roger was able to save five break points to avoid going 2-0 down in the second set and, while the unforced errors kept on coming, he just managed to stay out of trouble. He forced a break point almost by force of will for 5-4 in the decider, turning a desperate save into a winner down the line, and Monaco conceded defeat when he let a backhand drift wide on the first match point.


Roger will now face either Marat Safin or Juan Carlos Ferrero – both former world number ones - in the third round.

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05/17/2007 | 09:15 PM
What a great match you played today Roger.
Well done.
Good luck for tomorrow.
Love Joyce. X
05/17/2007 | 09:06 PM
What an excellent match to watch!! Back to the old Federer with those shots and the enthusiasm. Congratulations.
05/17/2007 | 08:25 PM
Always with you
05/17/2007 | 07:35 PM
You´re still the king of the hill, go and get Nadal now!
Good luck in the RG
05/17/2007 | 07:18 PM
Congrat.. for victory against Ferrero ...

Be Confident and belief yr self , u is world no. 1

Good luck, Champion...
05/17/2007 | 06:04 PM
great ROGER!!! well done!!! remember your goals!!! WIN THE ROLAND GARROS!!!! GO FOR IT
05/17/2007 | 05:34 PM
Come on Rogi! Congrats on your triumph over Ferrero. You are on the right track. Go all the way to the finals! You can win Hamburg again!!!!!
05/17/2007 | 05:32 PM

05/17/2007 | 05:01 PM
Roger take one match at a time. Never underestimate your opponents even though you have beaten them before. You know they are looking desperately to beat you so that they can get breakthrough. I think you already know these things still I feel like remind
05/17/2007 | 04:54 PM
Good job
keep going
i love you Roger
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