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Roger wins second Masters match

12.11.2008 | Tennis

Roger kept his Masters Cup 2008 bid alive by beating Radek Stepanek 7-6(4), 6-4 in Shanghai today. It did take a fair bit of work to beat Stepanek, who played in the place of Andy Roddick, who withdrew from the tournament earlier Wednesday with a sprained ankle after losing his opening match Monday.

 

Roger still showed some of the rust that plagued his opening loss to Gilles Simon. His first-serve percentage was higher than in his first match, but the shots still lacked some of their usual sting. "It's been a tough week for me from the start," said Roger, adding his back was fine but that he had a stomach ailment after his match Monday night against Simon and felt "terrible" when he woke up Tuesday. He spent the day in his room, trying to recover. "It would have been impossible to play yesterday," he said.

 

"Maybe I got lucky that Andy withdrew," Roger said. "And then Radek is not playing with his own rackets, so that made it a little bit more lucky again. I hope with a day of recovery, I'll make a miracle happen here and get through into the semis."

 
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11/14/2008 | 04:34 PM
Rogerholics**

As sad as it is to see Roger lose, we can all be very proud of our hero today for putting in such a brave and gallant performance while playing under (we can only imagine the pain) extreme discomfort, Roger, you are such an inspiration a
11/14/2008 | 04:34 PM
THANKS GREAT CHAMP
HAVE A NICE HOLLIDAY AND HOPE
YOU WILL RECOVER FROM THIS
NAUSTY INJURY HOPE IT IS NOT YOUR HIP
11/14/2008 | 04:33 PM
I second brian's comment. Unreal, amazing, indomitable.

Thank you Roger for an amazing match and another compelling and wonderful year of tennis.

Cheers,
MC
11/14/2008 | 04:32 PM
Brian999666** You said it when you said Roger was unreal. He did not retire from this altho a lot of others would have. He stuck it out to the finish and we are all so proud of him for his valiant try. It simply makes us admire him even more for what he d
11/14/2008 | 04:31 PM
Roger you were GREAT!!!!! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!! YOU DID GREAT, EVERYTHING WAS AWESOME!!!!!
I KNOW YOU WANTED TO WIN AND WE WANTED YOU TO WIN TOO, BUT I'M IMPRESED!!! YOU PLAYED EXCELENT!

YOU MADE A LOT UNFORCED ERRORS, BUT I'M SURE IT'S BECAUSE
11/14/2008 | 04:31 PM
Murray sucks. He's already in semi, so what's the point for him to fight so hard to win Fed? He really sucks.
11/14/2008 | 04:31 PM
I'm so sad roger lost to andy today.......

Though he played great i wished he could have won the 2 set and get into the semis.........

oh it's so sad that he is out og the tournament he's had immense success at.......

but obviously he was not in
11/14/2008 | 04:30 PM
Dear Roger

I am sorry that you were unable to pull it out of the bag, however, you played some blinding tennis. I was just disappointed that you didn't win the first set by a margin of 6-1. You played some great tennis and it was nice to see your backh
11/14/2008 | 04:29 PM
Dear Roger,

what a GREAT match !!!
I'm so, so sorry that you lost.
You were FANTASTIC, AMAZING, BRILLIANT !!!
You are a real HERO.

Now take a lot of rest and this trophy you will take next year.

Like ***sheleo i've been very, very impressed.
11/14/2008 | 04:29 PM
i'm sending you all my love, admire and respect. you're unreal.