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Round three

29.08.2008 | Tennis

Roger extended his U.S. Open winning streak to 29 straight matches with a second-round victory against Brazilian qualifier Thiago Alves 6-3, 7-5, 6-4.


Our second seed was made to work by the unfancied world number 137, who allowed just four breaks of serve in the match, but the result was never in doubt as Roger cantered to victory in two hours and 14 minutes.


Roger is seeking his fifth straight victory at Flushing Meadows, something that was last achieved 1924 by Bill Tilden (USA). He looked in imperious form at times, firing 19 aces and 54 winners to quell the early enthusiasm of his opponent. But he also produced an uncharacteristic 46 unforced errors, especially with volleys and his forehand.


Roger will meet either Chris Guccione of Australia or 28th-seeded Czech Radek Stepanek in the third round.

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08/31/2008 | 10:39 PM
CBS (Crappy Bull S**t),hehe,great!
they cut to the Muller/Almagro match ,because they are ANTI-Fed,now the world are against our Roger,we should fight back!
08/31/2008 | 10:27 PM
***eeee*** / Rogerholic friends:

Here's an excerpt from Roger's post-match presser:

"At the end of the day, what counts is winning the tournament. And anyway, you forget who you beat, how you won. You forget all the unforced errors you made, and all
08/31/2008 | 10:15 PM
You're quite welcome, but alas that's what these networks do--they're always looking for the "drama". CBS (Crappy Bull S**t)

We, in the US were also mortified that they cut to the Muller/Almagro match instead of showing the Fed match
08/31/2008 | 10:04 PM

Thanks for the message from Sheleo. What a shame these organizers are so strict about signs (just like the Beijing Olympics). Worried about political messages?

Anyway, it's great for Sheleo that she got to see this fantastic match l
08/31/2008 | 09:59 PM
08/31/2008 | 09:58 PM
My favourite player i saw the match against stepanek Great and very nice.It was amazing and very confedent. Good matche and up to the next round. GODD BLESS AND VERY SPORTMAN BLESS. YOU ARE MY CHAMPION
08/31/2008 | 09:58 PM
I have watched your match with Stepanek. You were GREAT. U.S Open is yours!
08/31/2008 | 09:57 PM
My faith in humanity has been restored. Thank you so much for your response.
08/31/2008 | 09:57 PM
Congratulations Roger,
I am so happy because I was able to watch the match, or part of it honestly..I found your playing was amazing, like old Roger coming back.

You made wonderful backhands and serves, you played almost perfectly and took revenge fro
08/31/2008 | 09:56 PM

So, Roger played a great match today and we are worried still? And because of his previous match?

What has the Alves match got to do with this one? Even though I'm in an unbelievably great mood, I just have to say this: "Be quiet, okay?"
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