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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 | 08:40 PM
The will of the Swiss Warrior is shining through! Allez Sir Rog!
08/31/2008 | 08:39 PM
***marycorbin*** rudolph seems to be a lucky charm, don't take him away from the tv!! our cows are going crazy! lets hope roger milks the moment when he wins....
08/31/2008 | 08:38 PM
Roger bears the pressure very very much. very very much. that's very big inner power. yes!!!
08/31/2008 | 08:32 PM
Brian999666 (p 21)
I agree with you
"he's playing what a shot was that hey man!!!!!!!! like i mean against ARodd in Basel!!!!hey it's in top 10!!!!!! "

It was really a similar shot as the one against Roddick! I thought I would never see a shot like
08/31/2008 | 08:30 PM
what serves and that fh into cross line too!!! Roger's playing with so much pressure that this play goes through everything!!!!! with amazing shots!!!!
08/31/2008 | 08:28 PM
Oh, our boy is back! I can't stop grinning... Will definitely go to work tmrw with a hangover... Enjoy the 3rd act, ladies and gentlemen!
08/31/2008 | 08:28 PM
Fans, sweet, huh? Some amazing shots in this second set. Roger is hot, hot, hot!

***jennysmith*** When Roger lost his serve in the first, I called Rudolph downstairs to the TV and, well, we all see what happened after that. I'm sure all the cows roo
08/31/2008 | 08:27 PM
What a lob! Backhands are brillant! Roger's on fire! Red shirt Sunday works for Tiger and it's clicking for Roger too!
08/31/2008 | 08:27 PM
let's go Roger !
you are playing really weel at the moment so keep on being that focused
08/31/2008 | 08:26 PM
Wou hoouu!

6-3 and 6-3, the first two sets are yours!

Way to go champ!

Keep breaking him!