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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 | 12:14 AM
Good luck in your match tomorrow v. Isner, Roger. You have the experience, and the game - he's going to be very intimidated. I wish it were a night match, but, I'd say you have the advantage in the hot weather, as well. See you tomorrow (CBS, 3rd up,
08/31/2007 | 11:33 PM
Congrats Roger!

Good Luck in the next!!!

/gurra
08/31/2007 | 11:20 PM
Hi Roger!

I saw the match on TV and you were so good, concentrated, occasionally smiling, and enjoying in the great atmosphere... Really you're improving more and more, you're getting so unbeatable, that you will be always NUMBER ONE!!!! You deserve al
08/31/2007 | 11:18 PM
Congrats Man ... do ur best

08/31/2007 | 10:44 PM
Dearest Roger,

You look so handsome in black! Congratulations on your win against Capdeville! You played very well indeed!

Now you have to face the big American Isner. You have watched his game and probably have decided on a strategy to defeat him.
08/31/2007 | 10:35 PM
congrats Rodger! i.m very proud of u...i.ve just came back from Switzerland...i went to zurich, bern and basel...and it.s a wonderful world:D...keep going on...we.re waiting your 1000 victory:D>:D<...we luv ya:*
08/31/2007 | 10:20 PM
Hi Rog,
Oh goodie. It will be either the FO or Wimbledon when you get your 14th title. Cool.
And the 15? I reckon the US Open.
Cool.
Fraze
08/31/2007 | 09:09 PM
For the firt time i can't see the final ....... i'm so sorry ! ! ! ! !
.....good luck ......

Love you ever ! ! ! ! ! !
08/31/2007 | 08:34 PM
Congratulation!!!

Lana -oxxo-
08/31/2007 | 08:28 PM
congratulations
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