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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 | 03:35 AM
Dear Roger,

I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU.

(The other players, I can do without.)

Love,

Lily
01/22/2008 | 03:26 AM
Go and win Roger!
Pray for you!
Win the champion!
01/22/2008 | 03:22 AM
AND you're leading in the ace department! Who would've thought that?!? Keep it up! :)
01/22/2008 | 02:55 AM
Cada vez que juegas eres estupendo ... Felicidades amigo Roger Federer ... Eres lo maximo Jugandooooooo...
Por algo eres el Numero 1.
Un abrazo a la distancia
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Every time you play you are wonderful ... Congratu
01/22/2008 | 02:43 AM
It's getting tougher but i know you will prevail Roger. It's you that makes tennis interesting. How can one not be fascinated by genius?
01/22/2008 | 02:40 AM
come on man ...... you can WIN this tournament as you've done it before .... it just takes for you to concentrate as you have been doing in the other grandslams and of course you're admirable passion for tennis!!!...... GOOD LUCk and never GIVE UP!!!.
01/22/2008 | 02:38 AM
It's getting tougher but i know you will prevail Roger. It's you that makes tennis interesting. How can one not be fascinated by genius?
01/22/2008 | 02:38 AM
It's getting tougher but i know you will prevail Roger. It's you that makes tennis interesting. How can one not be fascinated by genius?
01/22/2008 | 02:37 AM
It's getting tougher but i know you will prevail Roger. It's you that makes tennis interesting. How can one not be fascinated by genius?
01/22/2008 | 02:30 AM
It's getting tougher but i know you will prevail Roger. It's you that makes tennis interesting. How can one not be fascinated by genius?