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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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06/04/2007 | 10:17 PM
Hi Roger,
Well, I am really enjoying the Tennis Channel's coverage. All the new camera angles, the nice areas of Paris they are in, the commentaters, the interviews, the reports and just everything is so cool.
And I liked seeing the place in Miami today
06/04/2007 | 09:47 PM
To Fans,
Not sure what we will get here Pacific Time. Women's on TTC 3am - 9 am then Men's & Women's Qtrs. on ESPN2 9am to 3:30pm. As close as I can tell Roger will play apprx. 6:30/7am PT, so probably not live, unless the tennis fairy posts a link.
06/04/2007 | 09:24 PM
keep making history

luv u
06/04/2007 | 09:21 PM
Go go Roger!!!!!!!!
06/04/2007 | 09:01 PM
Hi, Roger! Congratulations! I am not very surprised - it's a fact that you are so fantastic!
Good luck against Robredo!
Luv U :)
06/04/2007 | 08:34 PM
Dear Roger, I just came back from a travel to Beijing, so it's a pity that I missed your former matches. But I watched the sports news everyday on TV and excited for your victuries. Crazy that your steady forehand comes back! Wish you keep on going like t
06/04/2007 | 08:27 PM
06/04/2007 | 07:38 PM
Dear Roger,

I just wanted to wish you all the very best for tomorrow against Tommy just play your natural game and let it flow and keep thr first serve percentage high as this tends to make life a little less difficult for you, i know you are a fighter
06/04/2007 | 07:25 PM
well, GOOD JOB and good luck...the record is just formation xax :)
06/04/2007 | 06:57 PM
To fellow Federer fans,
If British viewers have bbc, they can catch Roger in BBCi. That's how I saw the match yesterday! I hate the fact that they show the cycling! So annoying! Anyway, hope it helps!
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