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Roger joins last eight

14.05.2009 | Tennis

Roger was close to his best form today, easing into the quarterfinals of the Madrid Masters with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over James Blake.

 

He broke the American's serve with a crashing backhand return to start off with and soon after managed another break at 4-2. He went on to take the set and opened the second with yet another break. Roger showed a solid performance, wrapping up victory with a fifth ace on his first match point. Our champ had been knocked out by James Blake at the Olympic Games in Beijing last year; their head-to-head now stands at 9-1.

 

Roger will play the winner of the match later today between sixth seed Andy Roddick and Nikolay Davydenko.

 

 

 
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05/15/2009 | 04:24 PM
with this tennis federer will never ever win
RG impossible after watching djokovic
verdasco, murray even monaco has better
footwork than federer (too slow)
wrong tactics for gravel as always
big points will not help federer at all
he does still ne
05/15/2009 | 04:23 PM
It's Over... He did it !! 6-1 in the third... YES!!!!
05/15/2009 | 04:23 PM
YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!
05/15/2009 | 04:23 PM
Oh well, he finally meant business, got his act together, struggled while serving the match and it was all over. Not that interesting watching but I am glad he made it through to the semis where he was defeated by Andy last year. He doesn't have to play l
05/15/2009 | 04:22 PM
Close with authority -- cmon. 3 match points lost.
05/15/2009 | 04:22 PM
U did it
05/15/2009 | 04:21 PM
Haha, can u see? What a smile !
05/15/2009 | 04:19 PM
2 breaks and Roger's going to serve for the match!!!! by the time i send my post it's 40 and
05/15/2009 | 04:18 PM
no, murray is playing the final match of the day against del potro...
05/15/2009 | 04:18 PM
I don't believe that Roger is afraid of Murray. He has beat him before and he can do it again.For Pete's sake give him a little credit.
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