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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 | 07:32 AM
Good luck for the next match
with Lopez !!!
09/03/2007 | 06:57 AM
Dearest Champ,

Many congratulations! It was such a wondeful display of your genius. You are really above everyone else. and i think the rest are feeling worried now because of how you play!!

Keep this up, Champ, until next Sunday! Whoever you sho
09/03/2007 | 06:15 AM
What masterful playing against Isner, Roger! This was indeed the treat of treats. Fantastic! And now for the next match, my prayers are with you as always. Love :)
09/03/2007 | 06:12 AM
Dear Roger,

Great match, you're the Best Player of World!
Two sets with zero-unforced errors... Wow!
Good look, for next game; ¡Ánimo y arriba!

Grauss aus Mexiko!
09/03/2007 | 05:33 AM
Congratulations, Roger! I hope one day soon, cable providers in here would have the sense knocked into them and air the US Open, just like the previous years. IT IS SO FRUSTRATING to just wait for results in the news or internet. I want to see the play.
09/03/2007 | 04:30 AM
To Deb-o and all:
Day time CBS
Eve. Matches
USA 4 - 6 PDT
CNBC 6 - 8 PDT
09/03/2007 | 04:30 AM
at the beginning it wasn't easy but then you played in a fantastic way! some of your shoots are incredible!
good luck for the next match against lopez I'll watch it and cheer for you as always!
09/03/2007 | 03:53 AM
Roger, you're so amazing..sometimes I can't even believe it. When you dance around the court, it's like woah.
09/03/2007 | 02:51 AM
I do not see any time slot for Roger's match PT, (California) tomorrow, just 4 - 6 evening coverage. Oh no.
09/03/2007 | 01:59 AM
Great job so far Mr. Federer! By time, everything is going to get tougher. But don't worry, you are the most conditioned player on the tour. And great job to have no unforced errors in those sets.