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A close victory to start with

30.07.2008 | Tennis

Roger had to face an opponent serving for the match at 6-5 in the second set in the second round in Cincinnati. But Roger managed to turn the tide and eventually prevail 6-7, 7-6, 6-0.

 

"I'm happy I'm back with a one-match winning streak," Roger joked. "I'm happy I could turn it around today."

 

Once our champ had survived the second set and struggled through the ensuing tie-break, the match was effectively over. You could feel the relaxation spread over his body like a masseur's oil. Nevertheless it was a worrying start and Nadal could still become No1 for the first time this week, if Roger does not make the semis.

 

But Roger has survived opening scares before and gone on to win tournaments, and no-one doubts that he has all the chances to do so again this time. Roger's problem was the heat, which causes balls to fly at speeds unfamiliar to those who have played the previous week in Toronto, where it is quite slow. And playing Americans in the US can be especially dangerous.

 

Next up is either Ivo Karlovic (CRO/16) or José Acasuso (ARG).

 
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07/31/2008 | 11:13 PM
I was so sorry to see roger lose to Karlovic today but evidently it was just something tht was meant to be. Unfortunately more than likely Rafa will take his number one ranking and that is very sad but I know Roger feels badly enough about this. Dear Roge
07/31/2008 | 11:11 PM
***i_hate_wimbledon***Very well said about Roger's game improving and his fighting spirit coming back. He really wanted the match and fought hard for it! Ivo's serve is ridiculous; he is a freak of nature!

***TriniMum127***I also can't stand it that
07/31/2008 | 11:10 PM
C'MON Rog! You're playing like u have no confidence in yourself! You're second-guessing yourself, which is not helping u in any way. Maybe Rog needs a new coach. He was doing just fine without one anyway! I won't stop cheering for u, but this is really ge
07/31/2008 | 11:08 PM
Oh Roger, Im sorry for you..you have to rise again...
It's ok if you lost today, but I dont want you to loose your faith in yourself and your abilities, you are the best and World's No. 1 no matter what..please, you need to sit and think of the reason fo
07/31/2008 | 11:08 PM
it's 5am over here and i haven't slept all night - but i'm still here for roger because i'm his fan. he played beautifully today, and there is no reason to say he didn't.

for those who only watched live scores - the scores betrayed the pure genius of h
07/31/2008 | 11:08 PM
Sweet, Sweet Roger,

Only love, support, hope and more love to you.

Next week is your birthday and you will hear from all the fans soon. Lots of birthday wishes will be coming your way and many gifts to raise your spirits. Don't forget YOU are th
07/31/2008 | 11:06 PM
Oh Roger, Im sorry for you..you have to rise again...
It's ok if you lost today, but I dont want you to loose your faith in yourself and your abilities, you are the best and World's No. 1 no matter what..please, you need to sit and think of the reason fo
07/31/2008 | 11:05 PM
no no no

i really can not belive this

so so so strange ,, Rog why you think in different issues while you are playing! !

I can be,ive that you are out in such a cold blood!!

it is not the old federer ,, nop you are not the federer that yu us
07/31/2008 | 11:04 PM
roger shouldnt retire. maybe it will be good for roger not to be #1. he will have less pressure on him to win and might even play better!
roger can put all the pressure on rafa instead. roger played well today...the fact that he won more points is really
07/31/2008 | 11:02 PM
ATP HAS GIVE YOU THIS DRAW FEDERER
SOTHAT THAT NADA CAN WINN THIS TOURNEMENT WHAT A COWERDS
THEY GAVE YOU A MATCH IN THE HEATH
WITH A PLAYER WHO ONLY CAN WINN
A MATCH WITH HIS SERVE IT IS TIME
THAT THE RULES BEING CHANGED
IN ONE SERVICE INSTEAD OF