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Not an easy task

02.09.2007 | Tennis

Roger has reached the next round in New York, dropping his first set of the tournament against America’s John Isner. Roger shred the local's Grand Slam dream 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-4, 6-2.


Our star took a set to work out the rocket-like serve of the super-sized former university student, who was playing in only his second ATP-level event.

"He's one of the best servers, it's hard to play guys like him," said Roger, who had zero unforced errors in the second and third sets. "I picked up his serve form the second set. But he's been playing fantastic the last few weeks."


Roger lost the opening set in a tiebreaker, then got down to business in dismantling the raw, unpolished game of Isner, who stands nearly 2.05 meters. The number one used his precision to glide past his third successive opponent ranked outside the top 100 this week. He committed just two unforced errors in more than two hours on court.


Roger won his 23rd match at the Open, where he was last beaten in 2003. Our top seed dominated after the first set, with errors piling up as fast as aces for the youngster. He will next face Feliciano Lopez from Spain.

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09/03/2007 | 03:28 PM
Congratulations Roger,

I am sure this guy would have beaten most of those who have now reached the round of 16. You played very well and you look very solid.

Regards and support,

09/03/2007 | 03:21 PM
good job man u r the best , go..go..go..rog
09/03/2007 | 03:18 PM
Congratulations Roger!
09/03/2007 | 03:16 PM
Hee Rog,

Great match!!! Wow i must say, i was a bit nervous in the begining seeing John Isner, wow what a guy...and so big, hahaha.
But you handled it the good way, pretty cool.

Sorry i can't respont as much as usual, but thats because my computer
09/03/2007 | 02:51 PM
Hi Roger!!

Hope you are well! Congratulations on your super win over John Isner! Your lob at the end of the match was incredible! I was laughing my self!
Keep working hard and I'm sure you'll win!

Kind Regards
Ravi (Your No 1 Fan)
09/03/2007 | 02:13 PM
Optimal job, Roger!!! Congratulations for the nth one match won!! And a large one in mouth to the wolf for the next ones!! I recommend myself, continues therefore! Believe in you and your talent!!! C'mon!!!! Kisses… Sery
09/03/2007 | 02:10 PM
yeah rogie, keep the spirit...even though u dropped the first set, u still the champion rogie =)
gud luck for ur next match rogie =)
09/03/2007 | 02:03 PM
Congratulations Federer!
Good luck today with Lopez, I'm sure you'll win!
You're the best!
09/03/2007 | 01:33 PM
09/03/2007 | 01:15 PM
Congrats Roger, good play. Good luck for next against Lopez.
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