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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 | 03:13 PM
Hi there! I am from Brasil and I love the way you play also I think you're the most beautiful player nowadays.Sorry my english but I think you know what I mean.I'm wathing Rolan Garros and I know you're gonna win.Kisses
06/04/2007 | 03:07 PM
Congrats Rogi on another great win and of course not dropping a set. You are almost there. Keep it up, we are cheering for you.
Good luck tomorrow, it will be tough but you can do anything.
06/04/2007 | 03:01 PM
Arghh! I didn't get to watch this match...! How irritating. Still, I'm so happy you won! My confidence grows ever-more for the title...! C'MON ROG! XX
06/04/2007 | 02:41 PM
Dear Roger
Double congratulations - on winning against a very worthy opponent and for equalling Mac's record. Keep those claws sharp, stay happy and healthy. Always love and support from us in the U.K.
06/04/2007 | 02:11 PM
congrats for the great match
all da best for ur match against robredo
06/04/2007 | 02:03 PM
hi roger....
congrats.......it ws an awesum match....
u playd fantastic......
keep up d spirit......dis year french open s urs.....
luv u luv u luv u
06/04/2007 | 02:01 PM
Congratulations! And keep on going! Roger! You are already equal McEnroe's record. I hope you will improve more next match! I know that you can do it, and you can win! You are the Best forever! I am waiting for you to complete all four grand slams.
06/04/2007 | 01:52 PM

Congratulations on another win, Roger!
Keep 'em coming - best of luck with Robredo.

Love forever,

Daley xxx
06/04/2007 | 01:31 PM
Hey Roger,
Hard work really paid off!!!
Tong Wei
06/04/2007 | 01:13 PM
Good luck against Tommy Robredo. I am sorry that Canas could be next- he is so full of confidence now and I am sure he is just longing to notch up another victory against Roger! Let's hope Davydenko beats him.