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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 | 03:52 PM
This kind of play is not going to work against Nadal or may be Murray.
05/15/2009 | 03:52 PM
that's nothing, stay strong Roger, calm down you're playing unreally beautiful, don't let him push you down!!!! come on Roger!!!!
05/15/2009 | 03:50 PM
This does not portend well -- tomorrow there's semis.
05/15/2009 | 03:50 PM
:(
05/15/2009 | 03:48 PM
What's happenin'? Cmon.
05/15/2009 | 03:48 PM
3rd set here we go. What a shame Roger
05/15/2009 | 03:48 PM
3rd set is very close...
05/15/2009 | 03:47 PM
You are kidding me -- a 3rd set?
05/15/2009 | 03:41 PM
Tie breaks. Stay focus
05/15/2009 | 03:40 PM
**Mitz That makes 2 of us then!!!