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Roger fights off challenge

03.09.2009 | Tennis

Roger had to fight off a few challenging moments from Simon Greul, but marched on into the next round of the US Open without dropping a set. He dispatched the German 6-3 7-5 7-5.

 

"I just had to make him play more shots, be more tough," said Roger. "I had to raise my level today to win because that's what was required to get through."

 

In his first match under the lights in 2009, Roger won the second-round match in straight sets but it was not a straightforward win as the world number 65 forced our top seed to play some top-drawer tennis earlier in the tournament than he is accustomed to. Roger will next face Lleyton Hewitt, who cruised past Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela.

 

 
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09/05/2009 | 07:54 PM
unreally strongly done Roger, congratulate. strongly beautiful play in the 4th and uncountable many amazing shots, unreal ones. my heart's very glad about you. congratulate again!!!!
09/05/2009 | 07:53 PM
59 unforced errors

could anyone believe that ??

congratulations Federer but plz plz plz just I want you to play whatever the result

winner or loser I will be your fan forever

09/05/2009 | 07:53 PM
Boting, what do I need Stepanek for? He is a worm and has a crappy game, nothing to worry about ok.
Cleocat, yes Roger is not playing well but he gets the job done which is the most important thing, he knows exactly when to step his game up, he doesn't n
09/05/2009 | 07:50 PM
yesssssss mannnnnnnn.......
09/05/2009 | 07:50 PM
Roger, best to be through, look forward to your next. Take a good rest.
09/05/2009 | 07:49 PM
Roger wins!!!!!!!!!!!!
09/05/2009 | 07:49 PM
tough match than I expected but the rule is clear.'win is a win'..... good luck roger.....
09/05/2009 | 07:49 PM
Boting, if u r secretly watching, Roger has just defeated Hewitt even though he didn't play his best, heeeeeee ha!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Roger on ur 14 consecutive win over Hewitt. Hewitt brought his A game today but it wasn't meant to be. Boting, u can no
09/05/2009 | 07:49 PM
Ok. It is done. It could be better but it is not important at all. Congrats guys
09/05/2009 | 07:47 PM
Roger Unforced Errors Federer are playing crap tennis today. He will seriously have to lift his level of play to make it #16.
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