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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 | 03:52 PM
OH MY GOD... I just donno whaat to say...
yessssssssssssssssssssssss..
Go ROGER!
Go champion!
06/01/2009 | 03:52 PM
Maybe Roger intentionaly made it a 5-set for the final, he enjoy this feeling very much indeed. To our Roger just simply scare in need and he gets more out of the scare.
06/01/2009 | 03:51 PM
Time for a reality check. What happened for three sets-- regardless of the final outcome -- was unfocused, incompetent, amateurish and dumb. Roger’s footwork, ground game, strategy and intensity were sloppy for three sets. Nothing beautiful or excusable
06/01/2009 | 03:50 PM
you are the best!!
06/01/2009 | 03:49 PM
Great!
*lux_lady*, I believe I'm also a jinx to Roger, as he started to win when I wasn't watching:(
Now, one thing crossed my mind... I believe next game will be less tough, as today it was the afterwards of Nadal's loss, I think the pressure on roger'
06/01/2009 | 03:48 PM
What a great match this must give you so much confidence. Nobody can stop you now.
loves
parkiet
06/01/2009 | 03:48 PM
fantastic king roger...fantastic..At the initial stage i was down, i mean totally down..mentally, emotionally and physically but my spirit was lifted after the third set....pls improve on your service and mobility on the court...You are the man.i wish you
06/01/2009 | 03:47 PM
Wow!!!!!!
I'm so happyyyy!!!!!!

good luck,roger!!
06/01/2009 | 03:47 PM
thank you for this match....congratulation!!!!!
06/01/2009 | 03:46 PM
DEAR FANS SOMETHINGELSE
THERE IS SAD NEWS AN AIRBUS FROM AIRFRANCE FLYING FROM BRAZIL TO FRANCE
IS MISSING ALL PASSENGERS 228 AND
THE CREW WILL NOT HAVE SURVIVED
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