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Next up: Tommy Haas

30.05.2009 | Tennis

Roger reached the last 16 of the French Open today with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over Paul-Henri Mathieu.

 

"It was a tough match and the wind made it difficult to control the ball," Roger said. "It was a great atmosphere and we were playing better and better. The conditions were not easy but we played a great match."

 

Roger survived a few nervous moments before he managed to cope with the windy conditions and control the match against the Frenchman. After saving five break points during his opening service games, Mathieu pounced on his only opportunity to break for 4-3 and the local favourite protected his advantage to bag the first set with a scorching ace. But Roger did not allow his opponent to stay on top for long, taking a 3-0 lead straight away in the second set. The match continued in an entertaining manner on a very high level with Roger taking the points that mattered. Eventually, Roger sealed victory with a thumping forehand winner to set up a last-16 encounter with Germany's Tommy Haas. Roger fired a total of 11 aces and broke Mathieu five times.

 

 

 

 
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06/01/2009 | 04:12 PM
Are you crazy Roger - do you want us fans to die of heart failure. Best of luck at RG 2009. I wanted to come but some issues held me at home but that is probably good news for you cause when I came for the final whistle in Rome the previous year you lost
06/01/2009 | 04:10 PM
lux-lady..tks for not watching .u made us very very happy today..ha..ha...honesty u didn't watch the final set??
06/01/2009 | 04:08 PM
Boting, can't help him, I want Roger to win this FO so bad. He is just 3 matches away from winning this. Watching and waiting and taking it match by match. I am sure Roger will tell you the same thing.
06/01/2009 | 04:05 PM
Changing anything drastically mid-tournament would probably be disaster for Roger. When he's playing his best he is just fine. As many pointed out (commentators, fans) Tommy Haas is no easy opponent - fantastic server just like Roger. Yes Roger lost fi
06/01/2009 | 04:04 PM
boting(pg 59)

yupp.. its really sad to hear about the airbus Air France plane missing.. really hope the best for all people there and their loved ones!
GOD BLESS......
06/01/2009 | 04:03 PM
great match with haas today, Roger! Go, Roger!!! We're always with you!
06/01/2009 | 04:02 PM
I'm still trembling!! What a THRILLING match with a FABULOUS outcome!! My coronary arteries just opened up again. Fantastic ROGER!!!!!!!! Love you!!!
06/01/2009 | 04:02 PM
congratulations!!! for the win Roger..You rocked today, i am happiest than ever for your amazing win over Tommy Haas.
All the best for the next match!
Nayan Panchal!
06/01/2009 | 04:01 PM
TonyN*** (p.59),

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen! Nobody needs those kind of comments, not right now and not ever!

Who do you think you are with ignorant comments like these? The one who needs an expert to help him with the menta
06/01/2009 | 04:01 PM
yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh maestro you can doit this year goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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