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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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10/15/2008 | 10:52 PM
Congrats Roger!! Good job in that tie-break. Stepanek was playing well but made a couple of mistakes and you made him pay for them. Rest well so you can take out Tsonga.
10/15/2008 | 10:52 PM
Dear Roger...I didn't see the match (maybe a delayed telecast) but so happy to hear you won!!!! You are in my thoughts even if I can't see you play...Go Go Go Champ!!! You're the best!!!!
Take care and Good luck...all the best in Madrid. Stay healthy!!
10/15/2008 | 10:52 PM
Whew! I can breathe now. I loathe tiebreakers, they can go either way.

Congrats Champ!!!

10/15/2008 | 10:51 PM
Hi Rog.
Another record.
You are great and awsome.
Hugs and kisssssssssss.
10/15/2008 | 10:51 PM
Congrats. my Swiss Knight. You squooshed the Worm in two sets, WOW. I watched the scoreboard on line. I wish I was watching the actual match, I want to see your outfit.. Good Luck in the next round and,....KNOCK THEM DEAD FED.....I am drinking to your h
10/15/2008 | 10:51 PM
*** eeee
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10/15/2008 | 10:48 PM

You are GREAT !!!
Nice to see you agin.
Good luck tomorrow against Tsonga.
You CAN win, you can win every match !
You are the BEST. "Simply the best ..." !!!!!!!!!
"Come on ..." Roger
10/15/2008 | 10:48 PM
Congratulations Roge!! Great win against Stepanek...good luck on ur match with Tsonga!!
10/15/2008 | 10:47 PM
thank you all rogerholics congratstulation my dear hero is ashamed we can"t seeyou really but its ok. at least you won thats really the matter good luck for 2moro have rest n god be with you always we love you always....xxx
10/15/2008 | 10:46 PM
Congratulations Dearest Roger!!!!
Keep it up Roger...
I can't wait to see you with trophy....
You are the best forever...
Best of luck in the next rounds....

lots of cheers,
su hnin