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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 | 03:43 PM
I guess Roger was down bcos Nadal lost, remember it has always been the 2 of them in the final and they seem to have a genuine respect for one another. I know Roger would have wanted to play him and win against Nadal instead, but that's ok, now that the m
06/01/2009 | 03:42 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 game....pls improve on your service and mobility on the court...You are the man.i wish yo
06/01/2009 | 03:42 PM
That was the kind of match finish that separated the men from the boys. I don't know who else could have pulled that off. I don't know what went wrong in the first two sets but thank thank thank goodness he turned it around. It will still be hard to wi
06/01/2009 | 03:42 PM
Oh my God! I can't think about anything else! I am proud of you! I didn't want to spoil, i believed in you!!!!
06/01/2009 | 03:42 PM
That was close, come on, what's going on, everyone is able to win 2 sets from Federer. Come on man, this is your change!! Level up your tennis, you wouldn't be able to get back if were playing against Murray or Roddick
06/01/2009 | 03:42 PM

Thank soooo much to all Rogerholics for their lovely care and support!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............

Go Rog!!!!!!............................................
06/01/2009 | 03:42 PM
THE LEGEND RULES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/01/2009 | 03:42 PM
What a match, what a champion!!!!!!!!!!

No doubt about it that Roger Federer is the best tennis player ever of all time!

Take a nice rest, Roger and good luck for your quarter final, you are the 2009 French Open Champion that we've been waiting for
06/01/2009 | 03:42 PM

06/01/2009 | 03:41 PM
Amazing Bro!!!
Go!!! Go!!! Roger!!!