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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 | 04:05 PM
He played better than Roddick, but he lost important points.He won 11 points than Roddick in total.
05/15/2009 | 04:01 PM
roger's game is so bad Brave_Eagle91 ?I can only see the score progress...
05/15/2009 | 04:00 PM
It's 2-0, but i don't think the final is possible
05/15/2009 | 04:00 PM
Now, THAT"S what I'm talking about.

C'MON, HOLD YOUR SERVE. Breaking Andy, like Ivo, is the hardest part of the job.
05/15/2009 | 03:59 PM
I can't accept anymore set like that
05/15/2009 | 03:57 PM
1-0 up...who served first ?
05/15/2009 | 03:55 PM
Egads, Roger! I can't believe you've lost the second set to that lumbering Andy!!! I can't watch another defeat.... :( Unfortunately, the way you're playing Andy right now will NOT win you this tourney, esp. against the likes of Nadal, Murray, and th
05/15/2009 | 03:54 PM
I don't know what's with the dfs at crucial points in his recent matches. If he'd put away that high return of Andy's, he'd be in the locker room now.

C'MON, ROGERRRR!!!! You know Andy isn't going to give up. FIGHT! FIGHT!! FIGHT!!!!
05/15/2009 | 03:53 PM
hope we are not in for another Nole episode..win first set and than drop the next 2...
05/15/2009 | 03:52 PM
I don't understand -- how can he let it go? oh well, I am not playing so can't really speak from experience. But an American on clay taking Federer to a 3 rd set?