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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 | 09:02 PM
Herr Federer, we are not upon your shoulders to make you feel heavy. We are all under your feet to help you fly. We, your admirors, get touched each time you cross the human line and show us heaven. Dankeschön. Obrigada.
08/31/2008 | 09:01 PM
It makes me so angry that they quit showing Federer's match to show Almagros. I didn't get to see the end of it but at least I know that Roger won and I guess that is all that counts. Good going Roger. You are on the ball and that is for sure!!!!!!
08/31/2008 | 09:01 PM
can't find words.
08/31/2008 | 09:00 PM
He's done it, Roger in the 4th set to play either Igor Andreev or Fernando Verdasco. Congrats Roger and good luck on ur next match.
08/31/2008 | 08:59 PM
yipeee....... love u rogee.. congratulations..
08/31/2008 | 08:59 PM
congratulate Roger!!!! amazing performance again!!! how amazing it was. very very beautiful play. congratulate again!!!
08/31/2008 | 08:59 PM
What a beautiful day today!!!!!
Congratulations Roger!
You play very well today!
Keep going and Good luck in the next matches!
08/31/2008 | 08:58 PM
that's very very powerful!!!! full of power!!!
08/31/2008 | 08:58 PM
Go ROGER!!! Slamtracker says he won--on a break of the worm's serve. Woo Hoo!!

What were the final games like?

Cheers,
MC
08/31/2008 | 08:57 PM
Well done! I had no doubt whatsoever!

Do you realise that it takes 12 months to get over Glandular Fever?

Fabulous! Thank you so much!

Penny :o)x