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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 | 09:52 PM
Congratulations Roger!!

Sublime tennis today. Wishing the best to you for the remainder of the tournament.

Respect and admiration always.
08/31/2008 | 09:51 PM
Dear Roger,

Great match today!
You were AMAZING, you were FANTASTIC !!!
I'm so happy.
Thank you for the win, thanks for your smile.
Enjoy that moment !
Good luck in next round - just play your best.


08/31/2008 | 09:50 PM
Hey Guys,
***sheleo*** asked me to let you guys know that she had her sign displayed but was asked to remove it otherwise, she'd be ejected.

Another woman pulled out her "genius at work" sign as well, and she was promptly instructed to put it away o
08/31/2008 | 09:42 PM
OK Willsson ,

Unfortunately I haven't seen the match but it sure sounds AWESOME !!!!!!!!!

I really hope we see the VINTAGE FEDERER back again !!!

However , I really wish he can maintain that level of play throughout the season .

The stats say
08/31/2008 | 09:32 PM

I think you might be right. It may all be for nought. Maybe we should just stick with the bovines. We can continue to milk that thread.
08/31/2008 | 09:31 PM
Back to your ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING BEST! We all knew you would come back stronger than before!
08/31/2008 | 09:27 PM
Good win. Exciting -- off to the 4 th.
08/31/2008 | 09:24 PM
Well done!
Backhand back!
08/31/2008 | 09:22 PM

Now, I am so sleepy, it's AM 4:20 here in Japan,
but so love your backhand today!!!!!

It was a sweet win?I'm so happy for you!

Have a good rest and see you on Tuesday!


08/31/2008 | 09:22 PM
***Willsson, well afraid it might be pearls before swine a little. Keep up the good work though.

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