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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 | 06:03 PM
**** eeee

I loved your post (second one on p 41). Very well said!

Like you, I salute our Roger.

Roger demonstrated once more why he is the best champion one could ever dream about.
Un vrai coeur de lion!
He is such an inspiration!
And suc
11/14/2008 | 06:01 PM

Don't you all know, it's been a trend for the rest of the pretenders. Did you remember Djoko after the 2007 U.S. Open and OZ 2008, what happened after? NADAAA!!!! Then the rest are trying so hard, here comes Murray. He'll have the
11/14/2008 | 05:59 PM
Roger, you are absolutely amazing. Please take care. I know next year is going to be great.
I am so proud to be your fan.
11/14/2008 | 05:59 PM
ho seguito la partita con murray solo con i risultati su internet ... che patema ... peccato!! ora relax e ti aspettiamo nel 2009; comunque ROGER YOU ARE THE NUMBER 1!!!
11/14/2008 | 05:58 PM
winner never quit, quitter never win!!! that's our roger. never use injury/pain as execuses of losses. fight till the end. but now you can hv some rest and hv a full recovery to face 2009 with glory...! the past is not your future. we believe you're gonna
11/14/2008 | 05:56 PM
You may have lost but what a match you played. Have a great holiday and looking forward to seeing you at your best in 2009
11/14/2008 | 05:55 PM
maroni009, I guess yo really don't have anything else to do than participate in a forum where you clearly don't belong. Get a life. Maybe you are a fan of Nadal which obvioulsy gives you toooo much time now that he is injured.
11/14/2008 | 05:54 PM
Thank you Roger for everything.
11/14/2008 | 05:53 PM

11/14/2008 | 05:49 PM
Roger, I so proud with you to much
you are the best man
you neve let's me down
i am cry for you Roger you show me you are always the frist
i love you so much
take care yourself see you next year na ka
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