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Roger back in style

16.10.2008 | Tennis

Roger returned from his five-week break to beat Radek Stepanek (ATP 30), 6-3, 7-6 (6), yesterday in the second round of the Madrid Masters.

 

"I think I moved with a spring in my step. My feeling out there was positive and confident which is a good feeling to have in the first match which tends to be very tricky," Roger said after the match.

 

Roger had a perfect start and took a 3-0 lead as Stepanek's serve fell apart. But the world number 30 stepped up in the second set, winning all but one of the points on his first serve, and seized the advantage in the set decider. But our champ did what he can do so well: increase the pressure in critical moments. He rallied from a 5-3 deficit in the tiebreaker with some excellent shotmaking, including a backhand that landed in the far corner on match point. Roger went on to take the tie break 8-6 and the match in one hour and 26 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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10/17/2008 | 03:58 AM
Hi Rog.
You are the real no.1.
Congratulations.
I like Tsonga but you are the only tennis player that I love.And you are the one that can wake me up at 1 am. just to see you play.You are the greatest.
Keep going.
10/17/2008 | 03:56 AM
Congratulations! Hopefully you can play your best and show those few doubters who the real deal is~ Your match was wonderful to watch and I hope to see that coming from you a lot more :).
10/17/2008 | 03:56 AM
-Tilou, and J-S-M,

I agree Karlovic has improved a lot. It will be delicious if Ivo beats Nadal if they meet at SF, on the contrary to -eeee's prediction.

Ha, ha, ha, I am BAD, no?.? Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!!

10/17/2008 | 03:52 AM
ROGER TOMORROW WILL SHOW DEL POTRO SOME KINDS OF SHOTS HE HAS NEVER SEEN IN HIS LIFE
10/17/2008 | 03:50 AM
DEL POTRO IS NO MATCH FOR FEDERER ON HARDCOURTS
10/17/2008 | 03:42 AM
To fedfanny ,

Here's a preview of the quite possible semi final between Nadal and Karlovic :

Karlovic puts immense pressure from the start on Nadal with his immense serve.

The first set ends in a tie breaker which Karlovic wins

Nadal feels thi
10/17/2008 | 03:20 AM
-mambini(or mambino?, sorry if I'm mistaken), p13,

The scar on Roger's right cheek is the remnant of infected boil during active 'mono' when his immune system was extremely low. As you observed before, I forgot the page - perhaps p2 or 3, Roger may st
10/17/2008 | 03:15 AM
congratulations roger on your victory today against tsonga. Unfortunatley I didnt get to see any of the match but was there in spirit. Sleep well and good luck for tomorrow.
10/17/2008 | 02:53 AM
***Tilou
Yes I did find Ivo boring to watch but now he has added more strategy to his game and his net game is fascinating.
It seems that tennis players are getting taller and taller and being 6'5 to 6'10 is not so uncommon. In a few years nobody will b
10/17/2008 | 02:47 AM
Congratulations Rogi !!

....Good game the one of yesterday!! , I only hope that you can continue maintaining your level of game and can leave champion again, THE TRUE EMPEROR OF TENNIS, by always, take care much, kisses.

Anita !!
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