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Madrid: Roger faces Stepanek

13.10.2008 | Tennis

After a bye in the first round, Roger will play Radek Stepanek (CZE/30) at the Madrid Masters on Wednesday.


Roger holds a 5-2 record over Stepanek, but lost to the Czech in the Rome quarter-finals last May in a pair of tie-break sets. But he got his revenge three months later with a US Open third-round victory.


After Roger's victory in Madrid in 2006, he was beaten in the final by Argentina's David Nalbandian (ATP 7) at last year's event. His potential remaining path to the semifinals includes Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the third round and either Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG/9) or abovementioned David Nalbandian in the quarters.

Other players in Roger`s half are Andy Murray (GBR/4) and Andy Roddick (USA/6). Rafael Nadal and Novak Djovkovic were placed in the upper half of the draw.



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10/16/2008 | 10:03 AM
hey, Rogi
Glad to see the photos from Madrid as well as reports of your matches.
I'm looking forward to your first match after the US Open. I believe you will play fantastic tennis again after some rest and training. Hopefully you will come to Shanghai
10/16/2008 | 07:56 AM
Sadly i only started to watch the game from the second set. The quality of the game was superb and i just love the way Federer held his cool demeanor.

Stepanek just got a lil bit "cocky" in the last part of the second set. Alas he came out second bes
10/16/2008 | 07:23 AM
go ! Roger !

Hope you always play incredibly well !
10/16/2008 | 06:46 AM
Well done over the worm! It had to be! Good luck for this evening and enjoy. Take care.

Penny :o)x
10/16/2008 | 06:39 AM
so glad to see you back playing again. tennis is never the same without you. go and win and regain the no. 1 title again. you can do it roger. we believe in you.

10/16/2008 | 05:57 AM
Well done Roger!!!!! Keep going love.....
10/16/2008 | 03:58 AM
tuluta****Thanks a bunch for the way to see the video of Roger in Madrid. It was great and then I went over to the forum and there are great photos of him in there too. Thanks so much to all of you for your help on this!!!!!He looks so wonderful!!!!!!!
10/16/2008 | 03:55 AM
I´m very happy to see you on court.Good luck for tomorrow match.You really don´t know how lucky I ´m when you have a good match.You are the BEST.
10/16/2008 | 03:51 AM
Go Roger. I know you can. Play like you played in the US!!
10/16/2008 | 03:37 AM

Great match! Great job! Keep going on. You are unbeatenable, I am sure. This title is surely yours!

Best luck!!!

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