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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 | 07:13 PM
***Souji5,

I'm so jealous of your commentators. I heard Vijay on the TC wrap-up the other night and he was eloquent about Roger's game. So lucky to be able to listen to those guys instead of our lot, though Johnny Mac is pretty respectful of Roger.
07/02/2008 | 07:09 PM
We have Alan Wilkins and Vijay Amritraj as commentators for this match on Star Sports. They are singing Roger's praises non-stop and are saying the same things that we Rogerholics are always saying: that Roger's movement is so beautiful, that he's so grac
07/02/2008 | 07:08 PM
***pokah22***Of course, I'm going to watch Nadal-Murray, as you are! We would ONLY watch Nadal for Rogie's sake, and no other reason-- to root against him-- he he!!!
07/02/2008 | 07:07 PM
Dearest Roger,

Congratulations!!!!!! You did it!!
16th straight and counting semi of the GS,
just amazing!!!!!!

Keep on going!!!!!!
07/02/2008 | 07:05 PM
Congratulations, nice game against Ancic!

07/02/2008 | 07:05 PM
Roger,

Beautiful, sportsmanlike tennis. You are the master! That was an awesome match and such a pleasure to watch. Wow! Such a privilege to see you play this way.

MC
07/02/2008 | 07:03 PM
things i liked about today's match against ancic. well, roger winning it of course; but, how he did it and his behavior on the court.

- he almost hit ancic on the head, and then walked over to his side and apologized
- served out the match, 2nd serv
07/02/2008 | 07:01 PM
Bravissimo Roger!

What a way to serve! You were absolutely awesome!
Keep it up my dear and nothing will stop you from getting your 6th title!
Thank you so much for your magnificent tennis!
At some point, they showed on TV your footwork in slow mo
07/02/2008 | 07:00 PM
A PIECE OF A R T KING FED CONGRATULATIONS
07/02/2008 | 07:00 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!!!!!!!!

Keep it on.
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