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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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08/17/2007 | 05:31 AM
Great job against Benneteau and Marcos. What happened during that match?! Baghdatis is showing some foot I guess. Great job!
08/17/2007 | 05:09 AM
Dear Roger,
Congratuatuon! Keep going!
Have a nice perfromance in next match!

Chiahui
08/17/2007 | 04:55 AM
Congratulation Roger. Good Play. Best of luck against Marcos Baghdatis.
Prabhat
08/17/2007 | 04:38 AM
Go Roger!
08/17/2007 | 03:32 AM
Hi Roger,

After coming through an incredibly unpleasant match against Baghdatis (you both weathered horrid heat - congrats!), please know tomorrow will be about 10 degrees cooler - a gift in Cinci terms! Deck Almagro and be relieved to know
08/17/2007 | 02:54 AM
CONGRATSSSSS.................
Nice 2 watch u played comfortably..
08/17/2007 | 02:27 AM
Congrats, Roger! I'm happy to hear about your winning over Baghdatis. Seems like it was a tough condition. Take care, and keep up for the next round.
Love,
Mariko
08/17/2007 | 02:04 AM
congratulaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaations ROGER!!!!!!!!

luv, luv & more luv,

cs :)
08/17/2007 | 01:50 AM
Hi Roger,

Congrats again for winning your game against Marcos. You're still the undisputed tennis king. Good luck on your succeedings games.

Dal
08/17/2007 | 01:11 AM
Always glad when you win, Roger. The court temp was ridiculous. Good luck with Almagro.
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