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03.06.2007 | Tennis

Roger matched John McEnroe's record streak of 11 straight-set wins in Grand Slam matches by beating Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 6-4 6-4 to reach the French Open quarter-finals today.

 

John McEnroe had set the best mark in the Open era in 1984 from the second round at Wimbledon through to the U.S. Open quarter-finals. “It was not easy. But I stayed totally calm,” Roger commented and added: “I don’t know why, but the fans here are supporting me in a great way”.

 

Roger turned on the style after a sluggish start today to extend to 10-0 his perfect record against Russia's Youzhny, seeded 13th here. "He's dangerous on every surface, he moves well, and I knew I had to be careful. He challenged me at first and I had to stay calm and react, which I did. I'm pleased with my match,” Roger said after the encounter, lasting two hours and 25 minutes.

 

He next meets Spaniard Tommy Robredo, seeded ninth. Roger clearly leads the head-to-head 7-0. He also beat Robredo on his way to the Australian Open title 2007.

Rafael Nadal will play his next round against Lleyton Hewitt – certainly a match to look forward to – on Monday.

 

 
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06/05/2007 | 04:41 AM
Good luck today!!!

Beat Canas on Friday !!!!!!!
06/05/2007 | 04:37 AM
For the first time in the 2007 French Open, I get to see you in a complete match, Roger, but don't prolong it for that reason - straight sets sounds about right!
06/05/2007 | 04:24 AM
All i ever saw was the last 3 games with Youzhny, and the first one i saw for this tournament... but you're pretty amazing, despite Youzhny's last ditch effort to prolong the game.
I hope you keep the mental state of believing you can win this event. T
06/05/2007 | 03:05 AM
Roger ROCKS!!!!
All the best your match against Tommy...
06/05/2007 | 12:17 AM
Another record Roger, Well Done! Good luck against Robredo. I'll be rooting for you xxx
06/05/2007 | 12:12 AM
Hi Roger,

A remarkably well played first week in Paris: congrats and a pat on the back! A job well done!

Now it gets tougher, but you can definitely go all the way this year; just keep your head cool and play one point at a time. Best of luck in qu
06/04/2007 | 11:48 PM
Roger, you rock!!!

Youzhny played well but you stayed totally calm and won.

Great job!

06/04/2007 | 11:15 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on your win against Youzhny and in the process equalling McEnroe's record. Yet another great achievement for you.

Good luck against Robredo. Take care.

Love From Christinex
06/04/2007 | 11:10 PM
It’s so wonderful to watch you play. Thanks my hero.

You’re doing great. Just improve on the serve, ok?

WE LOVE YOU!
06/04/2007 | 10:51 PM
Dearest Rog,

So happy I was able to see a little bit of your match over the weekend. We are ALL supporting you in a BIG way. We so much want this for you. YOU can do it ROG, we believe in you.

Good luck in your next match, dear Champ

Allez!
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