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Roger cruises on

30.08.2007 | Tennis

Roger easily advanced to the third round past Chile's Paul Capdeville 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 in 89 minutes.  "I'm very happy the way I played. I think I did well," he said. "I had to struggle a bit through the second set but I tried to stay aggressive and I think it all worked out."

 

Roger raced to the first set in 23 minutes leaning heavily towards serve and volley tactics to shake up the South American claycourt specialist. What Capdeville lacked in technique he made up for with heart and the Chilean actually broke Roger’s serve to go 3-1 up in second set, only for the world number one to punish the upstart by winning the next four games in a row on his way to a 2-0 lead. Capdeville continued to fight but even though our defending champ relaxed a little as the night wore on, the Chilean could not find a way back in.

 

Seeking his 12th Slam crown and fourth US Open title in a row, Roger is chasing Pete Sampras' all-time Slam title record of 14. His third-round opponent is John Isner, the 6-foot-9 American who only a few months ago was playing college tennis for Georgia. With fans barking for their favorite Bulldog, Isner followed up his first-round upset of No. 26 Jarkko Nieminen by beating Rik de Voest of South Africa 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (4).

 
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09/01/2007 | 06:42 AM
Federer camp, anyone, please help with providing a sports journal--Sports Illustrated?--where I could send a letter to the editor, or a tennis lover's article. I have been getting very annoyed by comments said a few times recently--such as Roger has 3 Sla
09/01/2007 | 06:25 AM
I agree with Guenevere that one should not be in black attire in a hot climate as black absorbs heat instead of releasing heat. Roger looks good in white and the blue that he is wearing during the US open day match. Black colour should be kept to the ni
09/01/2007 | 06:19 AM
What a treat to receive your fan letter! It is good to know how you feel about things, tennis and your life in general. Thank you dear Roger. And now on the eve of your match against Isner I and I'm sure each one of your fans are rooting for you, wishing
09/01/2007 | 05:28 AM
What a fun match tomorrow with John Isner.

I like the guy and being from the USA I want to see some new blood come up the ranks and have a go .... Of course I want Isner to play well to give you a good game Roger. It would be a shame if you just blas
09/01/2007 | 04:11 AM
Congrats Roger, I loved the black outfit so classey. Good luck the rest of the way. You are awesome.
09/01/2007 | 03:17 AM
Good luck tomorrow against Isner. He is a big hitter and will be playing with reckless abandon as he has nothing to lose. He'll have the crowd behind him also but we, your fans all over the world, will be pulling for you, as always. I predict a straight
09/01/2007 | 01:37 AM
I love when you are in a state of total concentration.I had not seen you play that way for a long time.
i hope you keep on in this way, with confidence and showing us your fantastic performance with an excellent backhand.
All my love and support
Cecili
09/01/2007 | 12:57 AM
Roger,

Regardless of how many people think you are full of sex appeal and hot wearing black and regardless of how many people lust after the idea of you in black.....ALL BLACK is not the look you want to do.

Regardless of how many people think it
09/01/2007 | 12:26 AM
congratulations!!! thank god for roger federer!!!
09/01/2007 | 12:17 AM
you're looking great Roger, keep up the form!!
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