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Still to drop a set!

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 | 06:52 PM
Roger, I missed the last set but I watched the news and thought, why am I not surprised. Ever since you've parted ways with Roche, you look scary for your opponents and you make all 118685 of your fans proud!
Your biggest fan ever, I will go with you al
06/04/2007 | 06:38 PM
roger,i am very glad you won but i think you will have to do better than that if you want the french open crown especially if you want to beat canas.all the best for your future!
06/04/2007 | 05:33 PM
DearRoger,

I spent all day Sunday watching your match over and over again, on network television, on Tennis Channel, network television and then again on Tennis Channel. Can't stop watching your elegant tennis.

06/04/2007 | 05:15 PM
Why are you so good? :)
Keep up the good work, and make me happy to beat Nadal!
06/04/2007 | 05:07 PM
Well done Champ!!!

21-0 seems pretty good to me.

Go Roger!!!
06/04/2007 | 04:27 PM
R O G I !!!
Very well done Champ !!!

You played excellent,, and when u didnt, u showed ur true category.. which make you the truly Champ you are.
We, all ur fans i mean, are really proud of you.
Now,,, next round is Robredo.. be careful all the way.
06/04/2007 | 04:13 PM
Hey Roger,
Fantastic match!!!!!!!!! Congratulations>>>>>>
Keep it going and best of luck for the quarters.
Luv,
Juliet.........
06/04/2007 | 04:00 PM
Hello everybody. Regards from the Czech Republic. I hope Czechs will beat Swiss 3:2 in Davis Cup. Naturally, Roger will make 2 points. It will be just awesome to see, for me personally, the greatest tennis legend ever, in action. I can´t wait for that. A
06/04/2007 | 03:23 PM
hi Rog,
I couldn't see your match...that wasn't trasmissed by eurosport.....but what a result!still without dropping a set...just a great perrformance...go on Rog!
Best Regards
Luca
06/04/2007 | 03:13 PM
Roger:

Great job! I have a good feeling about this tournament. Tommy is an easy opponet for you, just remain calm and continue to focus. Remember, I am with you all the time, even if I am not online and in the forum. Go get him Tiger GRRRRRRRRRRRR.