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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 | 06:56 PM
amazing!!!! congratulation Roger!! very very nice play again!!!
07/02/2008 | 06:55 PM

Perfect perfromance. You are looking so sharp.
Retruns of serves never better.

07/02/2008 | 06:52 PM
One break of serve in the 3rd set was all our Roger needed to win the match and clinch his 17th straight grand slam finals, superb, no one has even come close. Congrats Roger for a job well done, I know that whomever you play in the semis, will be a piece
07/02/2008 | 06:52 PM

I'M IMPRESSED!!!!!!!!!
07/02/2008 | 06:48 PM
Yes Sheleo I saw that, can u imagine that? Anyway, I am looking forward to Murray's match cos I know Roger will win this. How about u?
07/02/2008 | 06:46 PM
***pokah22***Rogie almost just "disabled" Ancic by hitting it straight at him. Poor Mario feel down on the court and Roger walked across the net to apologize! Priceless!
07/02/2008 | 06:46 PM
Did you guys see that? Roger almost cut off Ancic's head with the smash of his ball, I guess they laughed it off and they are good friends too. Roger to serve for a 5-3 lead.
07/02/2008 | 06:46 PM
Aww Roger actually went around to the other side of the court to inquire if Mario was ok.. What a sweetheart. Love you so much, Roger.
07/02/2008 | 06:42 PM
I said it, easy game to lead 4-2 and Ancic knows it's over already. Good to see that Roger has only been broken once in all this wimby and hasn't lost a set yet. Good for you Roger, match on to the semis.
07/02/2008 | 06:42 PM
yee 4- 2 great
your footwork is such niceeee
love u