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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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08/31/2007 | 07:32 AM
Nice outfit...very sexy R-Fed.
08/31/2007 | 07:26 AM
I saw this game. you are so good.And you looked so cool in that black dress.
08/31/2007 | 07:13 AM
Congratulation! You did an amazing game again and again. I was not able to watch it but i saw the flashback on the sport news and I love the service with all the backhand/forehand out there. Good play keep on going. Go, Roger Express. Good luck on your ne
08/31/2007 | 07:12 AM
u were scary. because u were just TOO good! keep it up!

and i like the black night outfit. very classy :)
08/31/2007 | 07:11 AM
congratz roger!! keep up the good play! beat isner in 3rd round!
08/31/2007 | 05:43 AM
Amazing play! You were smooth yet sharp as a knifee, quick to put a ball awway, those wonderful angles and shots, the aces: simple the most unusual high-level tennis. I think, Roger Federer, that you threw down the gauntlet! That makes me happy for you, b
08/31/2007 | 05:43 AM
Amazing play! You were smooth yet sharp as a knifee, quick to put a ball awway, those wonderful angles and shots, the aces: simple the most unusual high-level tennis. I think, Roger Federer, that you threw down the gauntlet! That makes me happy for you, b
08/31/2007 | 05:20 AM
great job roger!!! you'll do great against isner......

and might i add, looking stylish in black......

best of luck champ!!!!
08/31/2007 | 04:40 AM
HI ROGER,
GOOD LUCK ON YOUR NEXT ROUND KEEP IT UP
08/31/2007 | 03:57 AM
Super Roger,
Great match last night! Roger Maestro!
Also looking great in black:)