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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 | 03:34 AM
Good, well done. You were so concentrated.
I am happy for this...Keep in this way
All my love and support
c
10/16/2008 | 03:31 AM
The photos of Roger who are the ForUn,
ROGER & TENNIS | MASTERS MADRID 2008 2RD R.FEDERER VS R.STEPANEK , are spectacular

10/16/2008 | 02:40 AM
***Mitz***

The interview with Roger is on
www.mutuamad-mastersmadrid.com
Ewa
10/16/2008 | 02:37 AM
***Mitz***

The interview
10/16/2008 | 02:19 AM
brilliantroger---I tried it again and it keeps coming up saying appmaterseries page cannot be found. This makes me very unhappy. Ha. But I will take your word for it that Roger looks good. No matter what he wears or anything else he always looks great to
10/16/2008 | 02:11 AM
Good luck -- Tsonga is a fine player and is capable of troubling top players --but Fed should prevail in 3 sets.
10/16/2008 | 02:09 AM
hi rogi,

i stayed up quite late just to see you play but it was all worth it. Great win for you, Roger. Congratulations and good luck on you next match. Tsonga's also one tricky opponent but I am sure you'll get pass him as well....

please stay heal
10/16/2008 | 02:06 AM
*Mitz, try this link (below) to today’s highlights (Roger is towards the end) and then click on his picture (3rd) to watch the video interview… Hope you can see it because he looks sooooooooo gooooood!

http://www.atpmastersseries.tv/page/Tournaments
10/16/2008 | 02:00 AM
For your fans in Asia, the match of yesterday was too late because it started at 4 a.m. in Japan! But I have had been awake until you won the match!

What a victory! You moved so fast, you looked so brilliant!
Congratulations!!!

Good luck today agai
10/16/2008 | 01:45 AM
brilliantroger, I could not get the page to come up for the interviews. I don't know what is wrong but surely did want to see Roger's interview. I tried also just to go to atptennis.com and theydidn't have one.
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