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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 | 06:11 PM
Our Roger has taken the second set in style. He broke Ancic at the right time when he had the opportunity cos he missed it b4 then. I hope he will keep up and make it quick in the 3rd. Meawhile Safin is struggling. We will see what happens but now back to
07/02/2008 | 06:10 PM
Yes he's done it! :D
07/02/2008 | 06:09 PM
what serves!!! Rog's leading by 2-0!!!
07/02/2008 | 06:08 PM
what serves!!!
07/02/2008 | 06:06 PM
yes!!! and those kind of bhs are very kind of Rogers ones got the break!!!!!
07/02/2008 | 06:06 PM
Roger finally breaks after a tight 2nd set to serve for the match. I pray that he serves lots of aces to take the 2nd set and he will be on a row. Good try Maestro, roll on and ALLEZ!
07/02/2008 | 06:01 PM
u can watch it here


go roger
07/02/2008 | 05:55 PM
Unfortunately NBC is showing something else here in the Seattle area but TV guide says 10 a.m. my time one hour from now NBC will be showing the mien's quarter finals so hopefully I can see Roger then.
07/02/2008 | 05:50 PM
what a volley!! it couldn't be easy to play after such a long hours length break!! Roger can keep together his force what a forehand!!!
07/02/2008 | 05:48 PM
massive serves as always!!! it couldn't be easy to play when there's such a long break it can breaks the concentration. Roger can keep together all of his force what a volley!!!!