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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 | 01:03 PM
i was sure you'll gonna do it!
wish you luck to your next game.
06/04/2007 | 12:53 PM
I read in the official French Open website (RollandGarros.com) a commentary, which is more of a piece of statistics, that you won your 100th clay court victory when you beat Youzhny... the last part of the comment was what sent goose pimples up my spine..
06/04/2007 | 12:22 PM
good luck..........
we're waiting the great victory...
06/04/2007 | 12:11 PM
Just 3 to go! Keep your head and carry on playing your fantastic tennis.

Love

Dot
06/04/2007 | 12:07 PM
Roger,
You are the best,
I just waiting for your victor.
Chiahui
06/04/2007 | 11:38 AM
Thank god
go Roger
keeeeeeeep up champ
RG title is yours if god well
please thrill the tennis world as you can
Best wishes
06/04/2007 | 11:19 AM
Congratulation roger!!
i m not very lucky to watch all ur matches...but i was lucky enough to watch the last one on sunday....a nd i njoyed that a lot..
best wishes for ur next match...!!
06/04/2007 | 11:05 AM
Congratss Rog!!
06/04/2007 | 11:01 AM
Congratulations champion!!!!...You played so well, I'm glad that everything gos better now!!! You only have to be calm and play as well as you know, believe in yourself, you're the best!!! good luck for your next match...just be strong in who you are!!! I
06/04/2007 | 10:18 AM
Hey Roger........
You ROCK!!!!!!!!
He showed to much anger towards you and.......... you just kept your cooooool!!!!!!
Well Done!!!
Luv ya!
Luv Se