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Roger battles into next round

28.05.2009 | Tennis

Roger survived a bumpy ride today to advance to the third round of the French Open. He defeated José Acasuso 7-6(8), 5-7, 7-6(2) and 6-2.

 

"It was really tough," Roger said. "The first three sets could have gone either way." Roger had to deal with some rather tough moments, not making it easy for himself in the first set, but eventually taking it to a tiebreak where he saved four set points and finally took the set with a dropshot. Our champ was even 5-1 down in the third set but fought back in great manner, saving a set point at 5-2, taking five games in a row and snatching the tie-break in the end. This broke the Argentinian's resistance and Roger scored a neat 6-2 in the final set to win the match.

 

Next up is France's Paul-Henri Mathieu or Spain's Pablo Andujar on Saturday.

 
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05/30/2009 | 08:25 PM
Roger is now forced by Mathiue to serve the match out. He needs to make it snappy and make sure he holds serve here. I trust that he knows what's at stake. He's had two tough matches now and more even tougher matches to come. If he wins FO it wouldn't hav
05/30/2009 | 08:24 PM
Bummer He has to serve for the set. He must get it. I don't want any 5-5 stuff and tie-breakers and all that.
05/30/2009 | 08:24 PM
Some poor shot selection there for Roger.

ALLEZ, ROGERRRR!!!! HOPP!!!!
05/30/2009 | 08:24 PM
HE HAS TO SERVE FOR THE MATCH NOW
ROGER KEEP COOL AND GOD HELP HIM
05/30/2009 | 08:23 PM
Roger is so close to victory, just one break will give him this match.
05/30/2009 | 08:22 PM
Nuts -good playing by Mathieu I must say - that last point. Advantage M. But now great great point by Feddie and it's deuce again!
05/30/2009 | 08:22 PM
What a forehand zziz!
05/30/2009 | 08:21 PM
LOVELY LOVELY LOB ROGER!!!! COME ON!!!!
05/30/2009 | 08:19 PM
What is with this Mathieu guy anyway - doesn't he know that it's time for Roger to finish off the match? No more delays. Oh my deuce!
05/30/2009 | 08:18 PM
He wants to win it now -looking grim and determined.