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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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06/30/2007 | 09:49 PM
Roger, you are perfect!!! I love watching your matches. I belive YOU will win Wimbledon but dont't give up! =]

Angelika from Poland
06/30/2007 | 09:17 PM
Hi fans,

I know some have said roger seems to be carrying a lot of them's with him on court i think there has been some players things going missing from their locker's not so much the top locker rooms but they have said on the lower ground rooms there
06/30/2007 | 09:08 PM
Hi Roger!!

Congratulations on your 51th straight win on grass...especially winning the match over Safin... I saw only the start of the 2nd set in the sports news... but I hope I will catch your next matches to see you playing...

Remember and please
06/30/2007 | 08:51 PM
Nice photo shots of you on & off the court by Paul Zimmer in the Photo Gallery...Roger, you do carry a lot of luggage to the tennis court !
You look as stylish as your game....Love 'em all...Enjoy the game...not the outcome...Play ON....
Good luck ..
06/30/2007 | 08:51 PM
Nice photo shots of you on & off the court by Paul Zimmer in the Photo Gallery...Roger, you do carry a lot of luggage to the tennis court !
You look as stylish as your game....Love 'em all...Enjoy the game...not the outcome...Play ON....
Good luck ..
06/30/2007 | 08:39 PM
So you were nervous? You looked like a tennis god out there, especially in the first set.

It's hard for the rest of us to remember that -- seeing how you carry yourself as a champion and watching how beautifully you play -- you are human.

Your j
06/30/2007 | 07:51 PM
Vamos roger
tu puedes
gran partido,
eres fantastico
Hass es el siguiente
tu puedes
este es tu momento
espero ver al numero uno el 8 de julio alzando el trofeo.
06/30/2007 | 07:47 PM
Hi Roger!!

Hope you are well! Congratulations on your victory over Marat! I watched the whole matched and thouroughly enjoyed it! Good Luck for the further rounds and I am very impressed with how smart you look!

With Kind regards
Ravi (Your No 1 Fa
06/30/2007 | 06:41 PM
Well done Rogi!!! *hug* Good luck at the forthcoming games!
06/30/2007 | 06:35 PM
Congratulation Roger!!!!
Well done, wish you all the best for your next matches ;)
you're the hero, love you.

Lana -oxxo-