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Next up: James Blake

21.01.2008 | Tennis

Roger advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals with a clear, straight set win over Tomas Berdych on Monday: 6-4, 7-6 (9-7), 6-3.


Roger only won 20 more points than his Czech opponent throughout the match, but won the ones that mattered most. He convincingly won the opener but slipped 3-0 down in the second before breaking back to force a tiebreak. The Czech led 5-2 in the tiebreak and squandered two set points, netting a terrible drop shot at 6-5 and sending a forehand long at 7-6 before Roger won it 9-7. Our star then eased through the third set in convincing style and sealed victory in just under two hours.


"He was playing better (than me) in the second set, honestly," Roger said in a courtside interview. "He got an early lead, then played well in the breaker. In the end, maybe he made a wrong shot selection. It's unfortunate for him, but jeez, it's good for me to win in straight sets."


Roger now meets American James Blake in the quarter finals.

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01/22/2008 | 01:20 PM
Dear Roger,
All my best wishes for your next match against Blake.
Do what you know to do best.
01/22/2008 | 01:12 PM
Good luck in next match.
01/22/2008 | 12:04 PM
Roger everyone is wishing for your demise. The players are all of a sudden being given hope after the Janko match. PLEASE shown them who's King!!!! Silence the once more!
01/22/2008 | 11:49 AM
hello there my dear idol!

God bless you in all your matches..
01/22/2008 | 10:05 AM
hi my roger
how r u ?
well done my baby keep it up u r the best alvz remember that
all the best n hit it
love u
lots of kisses 4 u
01/22/2008 | 09:07 AM
Well done! Keep it up .
Best wishes and Good Luck in the quarters.
01/22/2008 | 08:35 AM
don't look at Nadals matches because they are peanuts compared to your matches. Plus the facts that he hasn't been tested yet can make sure that he underestimate his upcoming matches. All the seeds fell around him. Take it match per match. Blake is in th
01/22/2008 | 07:58 AM
ALL the BEST in your coming match aganist Blake. I know u will win. So keep ur clam n play ur match. I will be watching n cheering for u.
Lots of Best wishes n love....
01/22/2008 | 07:30 AM
Hi Roger,

Congrats on beating Tomas and reaching the quarters! You were gracious to give him credit for playing well, and you certainly nailed the big points better. Three sets, five sets- it's all good.
A job well done!

Next up James then...wow, w
01/22/2008 | 07:26 AM
great!~~! So please carry on. We are all support you!