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Roger races on

09.08.2007 | Tennis

Roger played to perfection today, blowing out the candles on qualifier Fabio Fognini 6-1, 6-1 at the Montreal Masters.

Chasing his 50th career title, our star was utterly dominant against an unknown Italian opponent ranked 139. With a first set which was over in 18 minutes, the challenger had little hope as Roger won a 14th match on the trot in Canada. "I'm very content," he said after the match. "You don't expect them this fast. By the time I sat down at the end, I was only just starting to get warm."

Roger captured nearly three-quarters of the 37 first-set points, with Fognini winning his first game at 0-5 to wild applause. The second set was slightly more competitive but the outcome in 44 minutes was never in doubt as Roger broke four times to reach the quarter-finals against either Lleyton Hewitt or Dominik Hrbaty after 44 minutes on court.

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08/10/2007 | 04:20 PM
R O G I !!!
You were amazing MASTER....
Even with this easy match... some of ur shots were unbelievable...

Good luck today agains Hewitt.. as always.. be careful all the way...

Be happy and always smile...

All m y energy 4 U !!!
08/10/2007 | 04:18 PM
Great, Roger! Good luck against Hewitt..

08/10/2007 | 04:05 PM
Bravo!!! Roger, if u continue ur form no one can take this title from u. Im waiting 4 anthr roger-nadal final and i hope u beat him in that.
08/10/2007 | 04:02 PM
Well done Roger. U played gr8 keep it up and best of luck for today's match
08/10/2007 | 03:39 PM
Hi Roger!!

Hope you are well and you ejoyed your special birthday! Congratulations on your terrific win over Mr Fognini! You played amazingly especially the shot where you ran so fast anf flicked it over!!
Good luck for the Quarter Finals!!
My best w
08/10/2007 | 03:36 PM
In Montreal, the first time i saw Roger in real, in 3 dimensions.

I'm happy to see him only from far, i cannot approach Roger. There is always a crowded group running after Roger for autographs. People seems happy yelling joyfully Roger, Roger !!!
08/10/2007 | 03:20 PM

You are playing Hewitt next. He is being coached by Tony Roche! It will be a great match. But Hewitt is mentally down against you. So, be confident but be aware!

Good luck!
08/10/2007 | 03:18 PM
im so frustrated. your matches usually are at around 2 or 3 am here in the philippines. i tried really hard to stay up but i simply fall asleep at past 12 midnight. and when i wake up at 6am, its nadal playing already. shucks!
08/10/2007 | 03:10 PM
Congratulations Roger and all the best for the next match.
08/10/2007 | 03:03 PM
Just Perfect Rodger!

The evening is all set for watching your brilliance at the court...

Hewitt will be a tough opponent but just play your game and youré all set!

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