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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 | 10:45 PM
I was frustrated during the match trying to find a decent link to a live streaming , all the ones I've tried are simply terrible !!! , I can only see a maximum of 2 seconds at a time !!!!

Someone give me a reliable link , please !!!!!
10/15/2008 | 10:44 PM
how great to see you again in live stream.
10/15/2008 | 10:44 PM

You crushed the worm! You just gave that
STEPANEK a step on the neck! Good job baby!
10/15/2008 | 10:42 PM
Dear Roger,
a game was very good, in this manner long

Good luck Juli
10/15/2008 | 10:41 PM
hi rogerholic fans any result yet? im quite nervous especially when ms. maricar said that was to close at the second round even i didn"t see roger playing i will cheer for you rog. go champ go . your mascot are mooing for you we know you can do it.....
10/15/2008 | 10:40 PM
I did not see the post from aggiedoodle until I went back to the page so I am guessing that Tsonga is Roger's next opponent. Go Roger, you can beat anyone on earth.
10/15/2008 | 10:40 PM
see Roger - see a genius show. it's a youtube video's title too. but not i made it!
10/15/2008 | 10:39 PM
Bravo Roger!
Straight sets! Nothing less!
Great first match!

Bravo Stan as well!

What a lucky day!
On top of everything else, Goodall was not commenting.

*** shoshetaaa
No problem, you will know for next time
10/15/2008 | 10:39 PM
Roger is playing again tomorrow night. Why am I not surprised that Nada got a day off and not Roger.
The bad news is that Roger will be playing JWTsonga one of my favorite player. Sorry JWT
Roger 1st always and for ever.
10/15/2008 | 10:39 PM
Phewwww...nervy tie-break but well done!! All the best with Tsonga in the next match! We're with you, ROGER!!!