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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 | 04:53 PM
Well done Roger, a hard-fought victory is what you needed. Extreme conditions and you responded well: winning. If Baghdatis choked or not, it doesn't really matter. You're in the quarters and that's what counts. Almagro is very ddagerous, you already know
08/17/2007 | 04:31 PM
ESPN2 did not televise the match and The Tennis Channel couldn't get in to my neighborhood, which is manipulated by Cablevision. But I was glad to find out Roger had been through.
08/17/2007 | 04:28 PM
roger you can do it! go to the finals! I will be there
08/17/2007 | 04:25 PM
very sexy everytime u sway ur head and ur hair bounces ....

the weather must really be disturbing!.....
but the sweat adds more appeal..... ;)

08/17/2007 | 04:16 PM
hi my sweet!!!
congratulations!!!
i just noticed with ur game with bagdhatis.... u appear not as usual.... u were reacting more often and ur frustration showed in some of errors u made.......were u feeling some pain?.... i dont know i might be wrong, u
08/17/2007 | 04:11 PM
Well done Roger, not easy conditions to play in... even you were sweating which is unusual to see! Anyway, good luck against Almagro and roll on the final!
Besitos
Lottie
08/17/2007 | 04:10 PM
congratulation
all the best 4 ur match
08/17/2007 | 03:47 PM
my dear Rogi
Congratulation it was a tough match but you did it , good luck and remember we all love you...
Lina
08/17/2007 | 03:45 PM
OMG!! I suffered a lot with this match
Though you had your ups and down, you did it once again

Keep on keepin' on Champ

Ezequiel
08/17/2007 | 03:41 PM
Congratulations again!
I had never seen you so wet. I guess it wasn’t comfortable for both of you to play in that heat, but fortunately MarBag did funnier and more mistakes than you.
I wish the weather cools down so you can wear again the nice black T-s
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