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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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08/16/2007 | 11:40 PM
Great victory and great job today
my congratulation to you .....
today is iam very very happy
08/16/2007 | 11:40 PM
Dear Rogi,

That was awful that you had to play in such horrible conditions and I know you didn't enjoy it at all. You certainly weren't playing your best but your fortitude in tough moments and Baghdatis gifting a lot of points really helped the cause
08/16/2007 | 11:33 PM
Hi roger....congratulation......for thursday match.sorry for Baghdatis but i am proud of you.good luck and best wishes
08/16/2007 | 11:29 PM
Hey Roger--I just saw yur win over Baghdatis. I felt sorry for the both of you playing in those terrible hot conditions but I was overjoyed that you made it through. Now you can spend a nice cool evening with Mirka!!! Good luck with your next tournament!!
08/16/2007 | 11:18 PM
Congrats Rog!! Keep staying healthy and good luck in the next round!!
With love,
08/16/2007 | 11:15 PM
08/16/2007 | 11:01 PM
Federer i love u so much , but i want to say to you that i did not like your play last match there were too much unforced errors u were too stupid. sorry for this attack on you but it is the true hope u will prove your play against baghdadis he is very
08/16/2007 | 09:56 PM
Well done, Roger.

I hope this will be the first step on the ladder to your 50th title.

Allez, Roger.
08/16/2007 | 09:46 PM
Yay! I'm happy for you! I can't wait till youplay next! You will do great! Believe in yourself!
08/16/2007 | 09:43 PM
hey roger..congratulations dear for your win and good luck with bagdatis ...i'm sure it will be one hell of a match :)...i hope we'll see you in the final so keep up the good work rogie...by the way you looked amazing in the black and white outfit ..with
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