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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 | 01:01 PM
Great match Roger!
You're always so amazing! How can you always have everything under total control?
09/03/2007 | 12:02 PM
hey Roger great match against isner I knew you would win against him . Roger you really nicely resposded to his serves .lovelyit was. and now i will again say be aggressive and be careful. and now just defeat your opponents very easily. best of luck for y
09/03/2007 | 12:00 PM
wow, roger u played phenomonal the last 3 sets, only 11 unforced errors in total, that is heaps awesome, i think u will get through lopez. i will really want to watch u verse andy roddick on thurs night...its my day off on friday so that match would reall
09/03/2007 | 11:15 AM
Although you lost the 1st set it was almost "expected". You have never played Isner and in the true style of a champ you had to check him out first. I don't see any problems with Lopez. Roddick will be interesting but youv'e got his number!! Blake you can
09/03/2007 | 10:41 AM
Go Roger! Well done, hope you keep up the great work.
09/03/2007 | 10:33 AM
Hi Roger! I'm happy for you. I wish though that I understood both French and German because I'd like to read your press conferences and compare them. You've become so "professional" with your press conferences that I don't get a lot of
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09/03/2007 | 10:25 AM
Hi Roger,

What a relief! It's an old cliche, but that's why you are world number 1! Keep your cool and be calm and grounded. Go all the way!!
09/03/2007 | 10:17 AM
Hey Roger great Job!Its a pleasure seeing you...Love Kiki
09/03/2007 | 08:50 AM
Dear Roger,

I was a very lucky girl to see your match against Isner after all. We were on a long trip but pulled into a roadside cafe in a little town called Aztec in New Mexico. I got them to switch one of their TV's to the US Open and I was so happy
09/03/2007 | 08:14 AM
just win the game single ser doesnt matter