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Roger marches on

30.06.2008 | Tennis

Roger served his way into the quarter-finals at Wimbledon with a straight-sets victory over Lleyton Hewitt today: 7-6 (7), 6-2, 6-4.

 

"I think I served really well, which was important against Lleyton," Federer admitted. "I saw he was struggling with his hip but nevertheless, he was dangerous. I think the key was the first set tie-break and afterwards I played consistently well and saved a lot of break points."

 

 

The victory secured the top ranking for at least another week for Roger, regardless of how he fares the rest of the tournament. He now has a 14-7 win-loss record - including 12 straight victories - against Hewitt, the last man to win Wimbledon before Roger began his dominance of the event.

 

Federer took time to settle before clinching the first-set tiebreak on his fourth set point with an ace. From that moment, he stepped up, winning the fourth game to love for a 4-0 lead in the second set, which he closed out comfortably. After a total of 110 minutes he then converted his second match-ball with the 46th service-winner (21 of which were aces).

Roger next faces Mario Ancic, the last man to beat him at Wimbeldon and today the winner of a 13-11 final-set epic against Fernando Verdasco.

 

 
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07/02/2008 | 08:16 PM
Somebody bring some SUSHIS to Murray. Please.....
07/02/2008 | 08:14 PM
Sheleo, Murray doesn't seem to have found his mojo. Nadal already won the 1st set and is leading with a break in the 2nd set. Nadal is no Gasquet where he can turn it around and the crowd are waiting for him to come up with something 4 them to cheer about
07/02/2008 | 08:13 PM
***souji5 & sheleo*** Can't take credit for "MaHOT" - I think it was sheleo.

***souji5 - Virgina Wade is a classy lady. Notice how all the senior players like Billie Jean, Martina, Vijay, all love Roger's style? They know "genius" when they see it.
07/02/2008 | 08:13 PM
Murray is starting to fell the Nadal syndrome.
Hope his personality will kick in soon, and he'll start to be more agressive and take it to Nadal
Where is the Murray who beat Richard?

Roger against Marat. Who could have predicted such an event?
07/02/2008 | 08:03 PM
Dear Roger,

Congrats on 17th consecutive Grand Slam semifinals. Ask historians who has done so. I want to know.

Next up: Roger vs. Marat. This is what I pretty much preferred as Marat is a known factor to Roger although he can be very dangerous. Lo
07/02/2008 | 08:03 PM
YOU ARE ALWAYS THE KING
I KNOW YOU'LL MAKE IT TO A SIXTH VICTORY
WE ARE WAITING FOR A NEW RECORD BREAKINK
GO FOR IT YOU DESERVE IT
07/02/2008 | 07:59 PM
*** Sheleo,
Yes, what a beautiful tennis symphony by the great maestro Roger!
I want more!
Encore! Encore! Encore!
07/02/2008 | 07:45 PM
***TriniMum127***Sorry, forgot you're #1!
07/02/2008 | 07:42 PM
MaHOT Safin (lol who says that? Its either TriniMum or sheleo I think) has a 2-1 set lead and is now serving at 5-2 for the match.
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