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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 | 04:53 PM
Congratulations champ, plz try ur best 2 bt Novak to reach final again.
Good luck.
05/01/2009 | 04:46 PM
Fabulous 2nd set, Rogie. I like your use of more looping topspin crosscourt bhs and returns.

You should have closed out the match on his serve, but I guess you wanted to try out more stuff. :) No messing around tomorrow, please.

Now it's on to Djok
05/01/2009 | 04:46 PM
lux-lady*****Don't worry abput any hexes or anything else. Just watch Roger win against Djokovic. Roger has gotten back his will to win. No one can stop a magnificent Champion like him once he starts believing in himself again and that is what Roger has d
05/01/2009 | 04:45 PM
Lovely - on to the Djokovic match. I can't say I'm not worried. Please everyone, give Roger a break if he loses tomorrow and do not bash him or post 1000 messages saying he needs a coach - we've all heard it before. The guy is only human after all. He
05/01/2009 | 04:44 PM
TOmorrow is the real match.

TOmorrow is when Roger can prove him self
05/01/2009 | 04:42 PM
can't find words. amazing too strong fhs and returns as well as serves and passes and bhs, volleys, with unreal shots too. awesome. congratulate Roger, strongly beautiful and. strong, very strong. congratulate. amazing. i can't say anything else.
05/01/2009 | 04:41 PM
YES FED MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
GO REST YOUR BODY AND MIND
05/01/2009 | 04:40 PM
he have to defeat novak tomorrow...
05/01/2009 | 04:40 PM
I thought he would win because I didn't watch the end!!! WAY TO GO ROGER! This is pretty bad though, I can't watch my favorite because every time I do he starts losing points! First set was too close but second set- brilliant! Tomorrow another challen
05/01/2009 | 04:39 PM
Roger won! BRAVO!