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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 | 01:25 AM
Dear Roger

What a match against Isner - I have to say I was so nervous after you lost the first set I didn't know if I could carry on watching !!!! It's amazing and fantastic how you turned it around from the second set. I will be staying up to watch
09/03/2007 | 01:21 AM
Roggi: the first set was so tough with his service, you played good.
Then 0 unforced errors in the 2.and 3 set, amaizingggggggggg.
Your backhand : perfect.
What can I say?M
Enjoy and keep playing fantastic tennis
09/03/2007 | 01:14 AM
At 33, you are my first hero, i believe. You are an inspiration in many levels. Your game against Isner was like the battle between Odysseus and Cyclops. Quite uneasy to watch knowing the power of Isner's serve, but knowing well the power of your mind
09/02/2007 | 11:28 PM
Congrats, I wish I could've seen that match, from what I've heard your performance was once again fabulous. Good luck in the next round!
09/02/2007 | 11:13 PM
congratulations roger you played very well u played with least unforced errors i seen good luck against lopez take care bye for now.

09/02/2007 | 10:53 PM
Dear Roger,
Looks like a night match v. Feli tomorrow. That will be special and the audience more polite. Good luck and have fun! Supporting you always,
09/02/2007 | 10:38 PM
Congratulations for coming through, Roger. Keep up your great performance. Good luck for the next round against Lopez.
09/02/2007 | 08:41 PM
09/02/2007 | 07:58 PM
Congratulations, another outstanding performance. So cool, so brilliant. Keep on going!
09/02/2007 | 07:46 PM