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Roger eases into quarters

07.01.2009 | Tennis

Roger booked his place in the quarters with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Italian Andreas Seppi. Our star was not always at his best and was broken once but still came through unscathed in 1 hour 19 minutes.

 

"I hit five times as many balls in this match as in the last one, which is good for me at this stage", Roger said. "I'm satisfied with my level at the moment. To a degree I know where my game is but as the tournament progresses you get tougher opponents and you tend to play as well as your opponent."

 

Roger will next meet eighth-seeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber, who beat Belgian Kristof Vliegen. Roger has won the two matches against world no. 28 Kohlschreiber.

 

 

 
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01/08/2009 | 07:15 PM
hey roger!!!

fantastic match!!!!!!!! vinatage!!!!!! just when everybody was so very tensed you showed , why ur THE BEST!!!!but nevertheless your opponent was also very good.... over all we got to see a breathtaking match today!!!
congratulations roger
01/08/2009 | 07:13 PM
Brian..

If man can't say anymore..man can't say, then let woman say..woman like us say..LOL..
01/08/2009 | 07:10 PM
Roger's play is like him. what can man say. what else can man say? unreal play. unreal beauty and powerful play Roger and what strongness!!!! congratulate again.
01/08/2009 | 07:09 PM
congratulations maaaaaaaaaaan...
u r the bestttttt...
i'm soooooooooooooo happy...
01/08/2009 | 07:09 PM
** marycorbin

I finally saw you now...lol...was too tense in front of my TV...better late than never..you came in at the right time!! 2.09 am here right now..think I'm gonna give that Murray match a miss..should be a breeze for him..cya guys tomorrow
01/08/2009 | 07:09 PM
***jennysmith, thanks! Your play by play was great!! I'm so excited by what I saw just in that short tiebreak. I came in at 4-1 Kohl.

***Trinimum127, great to see you online!

MC
01/08/2009 | 07:07 PM
***Tilou and ***brian999666

Thanks so much for your descriptions. I hope I get to see the slice passing shot. We can sometimes get a nice Sky News wrap-up on the soccer channel we have (though they never broadcast the matches) and they show great hig
01/08/2009 | 07:05 PM
BRAVO, ROGER!!!!

Kohlschreiber made a valiant effort in the second set, but you showed grit and determination to pull it off.

So happy Nada (TBP) was beaten. Monfils is beginning to come into his own. Hmmmmm...

So happy for Andy Roddick, if and u
01/08/2009 | 07:03 PM
Hate tie-breaks but what a fightback, what a champ!!! Down but never out!! Incredible and what a way to finish the point!!!! Go Roger!!! Stay focused in the semis...we're behind you all the way!! I can breathe now :)
01/08/2009 | 07:03 PM
**marycorbin

Roger was at his vintage best today-simply awesome. He was so focused today, Credit to PK though he took a hammering from Roger in the 1st set and early stages of the 2nd set but somehow found his groove and took Roger to the tiebreak, F
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