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Roger reaches last eight in Rome

30.04.2009 | Tennis

It took Roger just 68 minutes to secure a comfortable victory over Radek Stepanek today in Rome.

 

Roger started extremely well, taking a 4-1 lead in the first set. But Stepanek raised his level of play and came up to 4-5, before Roger scored yet another break an took home the set. Roger served and returned brilliantly and managed to march off with a 5-0 lead in the second set. The Czech just managed to avoid a bagle before our champ finished off the match with two aces, taking an impressive four out of seven break-point opportunities.

 

Roger will play his quarter final against France's Gilles Simon (ATP 7) or Germany's Mischa Zverev (ATP 76) on Friday.

 

 
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05/01/2009 | 11:45 PM
Do not have any sympathy for the joker he will lose the third ranking spot any way, it is not the case as in Miami when his win over you saved him his ranking, as for sure he will lose in the final to Nadal,Nadal won today with only 6 winners in the whole
05/01/2009 | 10:52 PM
Dear Roger,

This match against Zverev was the best in a long time. When you got break chances, you capitalized it. You made very few unforced errors and had plenty of supreme shot selections. You looked so focused and assertive. You foresaw two steps a
05/01/2009 | 10:17 PM
Nadal has played 149 games in the clay. He has won 145.
What can you do Roger?
I think this problem has no solution
05/01/2009 | 08:56 PM
congratulation
heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep on
love you
you are my best player
05/01/2009 | 08:46 PM
take down Djokovic!!!! Wishing you success in the semis!
05/01/2009 | 08:38 PM
Wish you happyness
05/01/2009 | 08:37 PM
I have not talked to you for a long time and miss you. I am glad that you win, I love you...
05/01/2009 | 08:35 PM
I meant break points not match points obviously:b
05/01/2009 | 08:31 PM
Nadal's result against Soderling absolutely does not reflect the match. He had so many match points against him! I think everyone is afraid of Nadal because of his impressive record but I think that it is possible for top players to beat him if they are p
05/01/2009 | 08:26 PM
well today u played a great game,, nice to c u skittin and running well,, u rock on,, sir..
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