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A fantastic finish

04.09.2007 | Tennis

 

Roger overcame a spirited opponent in Feliciano Lopez to advance to the quarter-finals of the US Open in last evening’s night-session. He lost the first set, barely won the second, and trailed love-40 to start the third. But then Roger did the sort of remarkable thing that only our hero does: He won the next 35 points he served.

 

Answering every question Lopez posed with an exclamation point, Roger took control of the third set and the match, coming back to win 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.

 

 

"He is a fantastic player I just hung in there and hoped he didn't keep playing so well," said Roger of Lopez after the match. With this victory, he has set up a tantalising quarter-final clash with former champ Andy Roddick. He is 13-1 against Roddick, but Roger’s comment was: "it's a great record, but it doesn't help me. We’ll see how it goes. Andy's always tough at the U.S. Open."

 

 

 
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09/06/2007 | 06:26 AM
Hi Rog,
Your game with Andy tonight was a big piece of chocolate cake, and a big steak too!
You made some great shots, like the one over his head that landed behind him, and all the aces, especially the one at the end of the first tie break.
Your tenn
09/06/2007 | 06:20 AM
Hi Roger,

Congrats for your win againt A.Roddick again, very excited matchand the best record 14-1 over AD. and go for semi next N. Davedengo ,I strong belives that the US Open trophy is your, good luck
your_fan
09/06/2007 | 06:19 AM
WWOWW
well done, Roger, beautiful backhand, keep it going, i need to get some sleep now!
love you
Josh
09/06/2007 | 05:46 AM
My God...Roger you are great , you made Andy ran like a monkey, and you look so so so fabulous...keep going, iam watching....love, josh
09/06/2007 | 02:32 AM
Congratulations Roger !

We got to see again the Roger that generated the Facing Federer logo in late 2004.

Good Luck today in the match against Roddick.

Good Luck, Health and Happiness !
09/06/2007 | 02:07 AM
well done roger on your win against lopez, and finally the match i have waited like forever for, u against andy roddick, well u have a great record against him 13-1, but stay on overdrive from start to finish, don't give him any chances to settle in. i kn
09/06/2007 | 01:42 AM
go roger!!!!you're the king!!!!1kiss
09/06/2007 | 01:38 AM
Yayyy!! Rogi, I am so excited for you!! I can't wait to see you smash Roddick tonight.
09/06/2007 | 01:10 AM
I for one would LOVE to see a repeat of what you did to Roddick at the Aussie Open. GO ROGER!!!
09/06/2007 | 12:30 AM
hey rog!

about ur game with lopez, the 1st set wasn't pretty but i kind of liked it that u don't dominate too much [although it would have been easier for u] because u just take it up another level at times of crisis. the next 3 sets that followed were
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