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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 | 09:28 PM
CONGRATULATIONS
08/16/2007 | 08:17 PM
Come on Rogi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Continua così.................NON MOLLARE...............MAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You Are The #1..................Remember this 4ever!!!!!!!
love*Vale :):):):):)
08/16/2007 | 08:14 PM
Querido Roger: ¡Felicidades! Es un verdadero placer verte jugar y sobre todo ¡ganar! Deseo fervientemente que ganes este torneo para luego ir por el US OPEN. Le pido a Dios te acompañe y guíe para lograrlo. Recibe mi cariño incondicional desde Mexico.
Al
08/16/2007 | 07:55 PM
Roger:

CONGRATS! To bad I couldn't be there to witness this achievement. Good luck the rest of the week. Your Buckeye fans are there for you 110%! I am squeezing the Davis Cup T-shirt I recieved from a dear friend in Swizerland everyday. THis repr
08/16/2007 | 07:52 PM
hey roger...
i wish u good luck 4 da next round! ;)
08/16/2007 | 07:42 PM
CONGRATULATIONS CHAMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BEST OF LUCK for the next round.
Show everyone that u are the KING!
Lots of love, hugs and kisses,
Your fan forever.
08/16/2007 | 07:15 PM
Dear FedEx: Very happy for you with your win. Also, I wrote on several places on your website--post-comment, guestbook--the Djokovic is not all that the ;media have tried to make him--or he himself. Thata's not to say that he is not good, but I do not thi
08/16/2007 | 07:11 PM
Roger Restores Order to the House!!!! come on champion!!!!! a big kiss AND GOOD LUCK DEAR
GABRIELA
BUENOS AIRES
ARGENTINA
08/16/2007 | 07:04 PM
Congratulation my Hero!!!! Hope you can keep it up and win 50th trophy. Come on ROGER!!!!!!!!
08/16/2007 | 07:02 PM
Dearest Rog!
Come on and good luck!Djokovic and Nadal are fall out and I hope you will be the champion in Cincinnati!