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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 | 02:54 PM
Always a pleasure to watch! Congratulations with your win over Fognini and fingers crossed for today's match against Lleyton. Then just two more hurdles and the Rogers Cup is in the hands it is meant to be! Good Luck!
08/10/2007 | 02:43 PM
Well done Roger, another great performance.
I think Hewitt will be a harder one. Good Luck.
Take care.
Love Joyce. X
08/10/2007 | 02:36 PM
Woa!!!! The match was so fast!
You played so well! It's unbelievable!
C'mon Roger! See you in the semi-final!
08/10/2007 | 02:28 PM
That's great Roger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had too laugh a little by what you said:

"You don't expect them this fast. By the time I sat down at the end, I was only just starting to get warm."

WOW it seems like you are in great chape!! ha,ha. Too bad i ca
08/10/2007 | 02:20 PM
...That's a very good match..ending up with a 6-1, 6-1 run! Really impressive!

..Goodluck for your match against Lleyton Hewitt. Can't wait to watch it on tv even though it will be available during the wee hours in the morning!

...Marielle (.^__^.)
08/10/2007 | 02:19 PM
Roger! That was scary-good!!

I love those Straight Sets Crushings!

:)))))
We are all behind you, Roger...One match at a time, my friend!

Love from your #1 fan in Vermont, fellow Leo
Marilyn---my birthday is today, August 10th
08/10/2007 | 02:18 PM
Am anxious now to see you play Hewitt. You said you would like to do this. Know you will be in great form and will come out a winner. We all love watching you play Roger. It is such a joy!! Best of everything to you and enjoy it all!
08/10/2007 | 01:44 PM
Congratulations!
I'm proud that I am your fan.
08/10/2007 | 01:21 PM
Hi Roger! My congratulations...it was a simple match but you played perfectly!!!...good luck for your quarter final...believe always in yourself I'm sure that everything will go well!!!
COME ON CHAMPION!!...be always strong in who you are...
I'll always
08/10/2007 | 01:19 PM
hai roger,
congratulation.
fantastic game
best of luck for the next game
yours
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