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Roger moves on

17.08.2007 | Tennis

Roger booked his path to the quarter-finals with a 7-6(5), 7-5 win over Marcos Baghdatis (CYP).

 

While Thursday's 40-degree Celsius heat drained many players, Roger’s habit of training in Dubai left him all but immune to the sweltering Midwest. "The problem is more the humidity. The sweat is all over. The hand gets wet, and it's hard to hold the grip," he said. "Dubai was way hotter than this today, so this is actually pretty mild."

 

Of his opponent in the next round, Nicolas Almagro, he said: "It was dangerous playing him. He's got a wonderful kick serve, great motion and nice forehand. He's a danger player from the back. Massive power and he's a big guy.”

 

The match is scheduled to start around 2 p.m. on Center Court today.

 
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08/17/2007 | 09:15 PM
Congrats on the win Roger!!!!!
The best of luck against Hewitt!!!!
It's ALL you!!!!!!!!
08/17/2007 | 09:15 PM
Hellow Dearest Roger!! Many, Many CONGRATULTAIONS on this wonderful victory in such complicated conditions, i have been to Dubai and i know very well about its climate. Any playing tennis in such circumstances is really very difficult, but it's good to c
08/17/2007 | 09:10 PM
Congrats Rogers for the SF slot agsinst Hewitt again. Please don't stress yourself too much cos of US open...you can't afford to drop the cup. You're truly a champion.

Peace
08/17/2007 | 08:56 PM
congratulation Rogi it was great match
Well done just win this cincinnati please
08/17/2007 | 08:43 PM
Dear Roger, you are the best! i just love you, you´re just perfect!
08/17/2007 | 08:42 PM
Congrats Roger!! It was a tough match, but you came up with the shots when you needed to, and Marcos's numerous double faults did help a lot. Good luck in the next round!! Just try your best and I know you'll come out on top!!
With love,
Cara
08/17/2007 | 08:41 PM
oh captain my captain
you are the leader
just the guy everibody wants to be
08/17/2007 | 08:38 PM
Congrats on the win, you still don't seem fully in form, hope you'll up your game fast.
good luck
08/17/2007 | 07:58 PM
Congratulations Roger, all the best for your match today. Glad to hear practicing in Dubai was useful, it's even hotter now it gets 48 degree and the humidity is even worse, but i guess it's useful practicing here for tennis players ;)
08/17/2007 | 07:37 PM
P.S. Just wanted to add that I will be pulling for you, as I am certain many others will too. And this is not a burden on you, or an expectation, but rather, on my part, as a kind of thought and emotional energy extended toward you, that perhaps you might
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