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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 | 06:39 PM
got the break!!
07/02/2008 | 06:39 PM
Roger is now broken and leading 3-2. I kew he'd take his chances when next he gets it. Roger should have a quick serve now to go up 4-2 and it's pretty much over. Thanks Roger, I have always trusted and believed in you. I am actually waiting for Murray/Na
07/02/2008 | 06:37 PM
All Roger needs is one more break and the match will be really over. I guess he will get the chance maybe now that Ancic is serving. It's 15-30. Two more for Roger to break.
07/02/2008 | 06:34 PM
too bad u couldnt break him
but u had such great shots
keep going
good luck
07/02/2008 | 06:24 PM
what a shot!!!!!!
07/02/2008 | 06:23 PM
What a rally? deuce 8 and Ancic can't close up, Roger should break here and disable Ancic.
07/02/2008 | 06:20 PM
what rally and what a bh winner was that in straight line!!! or that fh winner earlier or this one this game is the longest i think!!! 5th times deuce 6th times deuce!!
07/02/2008 | 06:16 PM
Roger's serving is awesome today. I think it's the best all tournament so far!

07/02/2008 | 06:14 PM
what shots are these!!!! and what return!!! what a rally was that!!!!
07/02/2008 | 06:12 PM
Yesssss!! Way to go Roger!