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Roger breezes into the next round

16.08.2007 | Tennis

Roger made a smooth start to his Cincinnati Masters title bid by beating Frenchman Julien Benneteau 6-3 6-3. With this victory, he has already advanced one round further than a year ago.

 

An early break put Roger, looking for his 50th career title, on his way and after taking the first set, he broke in the seventh and ninth games of the second to clinch victory. He will next play Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, who beat Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela 6-7 6-4 6-2, in the third round.

 

"It gives you a fright when you see some people retiring and others, like Djokovic, who had the tournament of his life last week, losing quite comfortably," Roger said in a courtside interview. "It puts extra pressure on you so I'm happy I am the one to survive." Rafael Nadal was forced to retire on Wednesday.

 
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10/19/2007 | 09:38 PM
Awesome job once again, you are awesome!
08/17/2007 | 10:01 AM
Well done Roger, it was hard for both of you in the heat, good luck today against Almagro.
Take care.
Love Joyce. X
08/17/2007 | 09:45 AM
Roger,your black T-shirt is very nice.Hope it can bring you good luck!
Come on~~
08/17/2007 | 08:50 AM
You look great in that black & white outfit!!! But lately you have looked good in all those shirts. But so sexy in black!!!!!!! Good game today I know it was HOT & I'm glad you won.! Now lets win Friday! Stay health drink a lot of water in that heat. You
08/17/2007 | 08:19 AM
Well done!!!!
Good luck on your next match!
take care!!
:X:X:*:*
08/17/2007 | 07:53 AM
Hi Roger,

Congraduation to advance to QF.
It is scared and exhuasted mach. Weather is terrible hot, and the court is like BBQ grill. Cincy may not award to you. You looks like very tire. I hope you move to final, but if not, just take rest of days to
08/17/2007 | 07:46 AM
Great match against Marcos!!!!
Good luck on the next match!!!!!
I hope for better temps. for you!!!!!
08/17/2007 | 07:19 AM
dear Roger
gr8 2 know abt ur victory.keep winning.u r the best
luv
Jo
08/17/2007 | 06:18 AM
Congratulations, Roger! I was so busy these past few days, I did not see you play. Best of luck for the 50th title. I'll be praying for you. Go, go Roger!
08/17/2007 | 06:09 AM
Hi Roger,
While I am posting this comment, you have already beaten Baghdatis. Congratulations!!! I hope you win this tournament atleast to keep you in good spirits to the USO. I want you to have all the confidence in the world to retain USO and to con
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