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Roger rolls on

01.06.2007 | Tennis

Rogar sprinted through to the last 16 today, polishing off Italy's Potito Starace in only 91 minutes with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-0 rout.

"It's hard to judge if I'm getting better because the conditions were really difficult for me in the first two rounds," Roger said. “I'm happy I haven't lost a set. It came naturally today, especially in the third set. I was playing well, my serve was working well."

Roger will next meet Russia's Mikhail Youzhny, who has not won a match in nine all-time tries against our No. 1, including losses this year at the Australian Open and in the final at Dubai. "He's an excellent player and he usually plays better against the better players," Roger said of Youzhny.

 

Of course Roger is also dreaming of the final – against Rafa Nadal. “That would be a dream of us all, that final,” he commented. “I’d say it is an advantage that I’ve now defeated him on all surfaces. But the final is still far away.”

 

 

 

 

 
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06/02/2007 | 01:42 PM
Go Go Go
keep going Roger
i love you
xxx
06/02/2007 | 01:00 PM
That's great.Congratulations!!
06/02/2007 | 12:46 PM
COME OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!
06/02/2007 | 11:30 AM
Great match Roger.
Youzhnny tough one, but you will beat him.
Good luck Roger.
Take care.
Love Joyce. X
06/02/2007 | 10:59 AM
Dear Roger,

Like most of us, I can see you on TV and have to get the results on line. For you and us, it will be a pleasure to see you getting the trophy at Roland Garos and you are so finely tuned now!!!! good luck Roger
06/02/2007 | 10:59 AM
Dear Roger,

Like most of us, I can see you on TV and have to get the results on line. For you and us, it will be a pleasure to see you getting the trophy at Roland Garos and you are so finely tuned now!!!! good luck Roger
06/02/2007 | 10:59 AM
Dear Roger,

Like most of us, I can see you on TV and have to get the results on line. For you and us, it will be a pleasure to see you getting the trophy at Roland Garos and you are so finely tuned now!!!! good luck Roger
06/02/2007 | 09:59 AM
dear Roger,
it was an excellent match.that 6-0 final set amazing!!!.all the best for your next rounds
06/02/2007 | 09:50 AM
Congratulations Roger on your win and great playing, i'm so pleased for you!! I hope all goes to plan in the next match and hopefully the dream final! Best Wishes
Sarah
06/02/2007 | 09:02 AM
Roger, Youzhny is my countryman and I must be his fan, but I am always your fan. I wish you good luck in the next match and in the whole tournament!