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Roger in fourth round

29.06.2007 | Tennis

Roger defeated Marat Safin 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) to register his 51st grass court win in a row and will now face experienced German Tommy Haas, who put out Russia's Dmitry Tursunov, for a quarter-final spot.


"I don't know if I played phenomenal, I just think I played the right way against Marat today," said Roger. "I really kept the balls in play, served well when I had to, moved well, returned pretty good."


The world number one broke in the fourth game of the first set and a combination of some over-hitting on the groundstrokes by Safin and some tricky changes of speed by Roger allowed the him to steam to a convincing lead. Safin fought back early in the second and even broke serve. But the defending champion seemed unperturbed. He broke back immediately and again in the seventh game, prompting some characteristic racket-throwing from the volatile Russian before Roger nailed the set with an ace. The third set went with serve and in the tiebreak Safin's forehand volley into the net gave Roger a mini-break and he served out the remainder to take it 7-4.


"I was very pleased with the performance because I knew the danger against Marat," concluded Roger.

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07/01/2007 | 04:23 PM
C'mon Haas! This can't be true!! it's the fourth round of Wimbledon. Suck it up!
07/01/2007 | 04:02 PM
Go Go Go Roger
you can do it
i love you
07/01/2007 | 03:54 PM
oh ....tommy pulling out is another missed game for us...... that is sad

anyway, good luck to ur next game roger!!!

07/01/2007 | 03:54 PM
Congratulations on your win over Marat Safin! I just learned that Tommy Haas had to pull out of Wimbledon because of a stomach injury so you will have a rest until Wednesday. I am interested in if that is a good thing for you or not to have such a long l
07/01/2007 | 03:20 PM
Well, you have passed to the QF following Tommy's withdrawal. I just hope this does not make you lose concentration. The other players will be much more "trained " in matches, so watch out. On the other hand, you will be fresher. But I know you prefer to
07/01/2007 | 03:17 PM
Congratulations Roger! You played really well!We know this title is yours...keep it up...love you..
07/01/2007 | 03:01 PM
Well - shame Tommy is injured - would've been fun to see Roger beat him again... On the other hand, this does mean Fed is in the Qtrs.??!!! Congratulations is in order!
07/01/2007 | 02:58 PM
You played an amazing match. To put Safin away like that was pretty amazing.

Well you have reached the quarter finals without hitting a ball cos Haas as withdrawn. Take this opportunity to relaz, practice and get ready for wednesday. It might not be gr
07/01/2007 | 02:09 PM
roger will win wimbledon for fifth time
he is the best player for ever
07/01/2007 | 02:03 PM
Tommy Haas just pulled out with a stomach injury. See BBC web.
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