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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 | 04:18 PM
It's 5-1 and Roger's serve.This is his best set in clay season this year.
05/15/2009 | 04:17 PM
4-1 and i'm unable to say anything. i'm simply unable to say anything. too beautiful!!!! uncountable many amazing beautiful shots and extras, unreal ones too, lots of!!!! in the 1st set too in the 2nd one too. unbelievable. beautiful and very strong!!!! h
05/15/2009 | 04:14 PM
He has to get to the semis otherwise he will lose points.

Is Murray in the semis?
05/15/2009 | 04:13 PM
Just hold
05/15/2009 | 04:12 PM
Great set by both of them!
05/15/2009 | 04:12 PM
Umm.

Cmon -- hold Serve!!
05/15/2009 | 04:08 PM
he is scared of murray in the semis
05/15/2009 | 04:08 PM
ALLES, ROGERRRR, HOPP!!!!

Keep up the pressure - HOLD YOUR SERVE 3 more times, or another break would be lovely. :)
05/15/2009 | 04:07 PM
Go dear Roger, go dear champion, you CAN do it!

Stay strong and... win this match.

"Come on...'
05/15/2009 | 04:06 PM
Ok - again, Roger is off to a good start, leads 3-0 in the 3rd set. I guess he knows that somehow e has to pull this match off, but why does he have to stretch it to 3rd set when he knew he could have comfortably won in 2 sets, perhaps he loves to play An