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Roger rallies to win

05.09.2009 | Tennis

Roger battled past Lleyton Hewitt with a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 victory today.


“We played here in the finals in 2004,” Roger said in a court-side interview. “The third round, it just doesn’t seem right.”


Roger had a good start, taking a 4-2 and 40-love lead in the first set, but then suffered a bout of wayward groundstokes which eventually lead to the loss of the first set. But Roger found his rhythm rapidly and eventually raced through the second set. Hewitt did have four break points in the third set, but couldn't convert any. And our champ then went on to make everything clear in the fourth.


Roger's next match will be against the winner of the match between American James Blake and Tommy Robredo of Spain, who play later today.

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09/07/2009 | 06:23 PM
I live in the forest with very little electricity and no television so can't watch the matches. But i check the scores on my mobile phone and am rooting for you! Let's see a 16th Roger!
09/07/2009 | 06:22 PM
Best of luck against Robredo, dearest Roger!
Win in straight sets!

All my love,
09/07/2009 | 06:21 PM
We are always with you Roger!
09/07/2009 | 06:19 PM
Very entertainment match you played awsome like always keep going showing us how great you're on and off a tennis court thank u for making this good impact in the whole world
09/07/2009 | 06:03 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on your hard fought victory over a very tough opponent. What a battle but it was great that you re-grouped after the first set and went on to win the match. Good luck in the next round against Robredo. Take care.

09/07/2009 | 06:01 PM
Go Roger ... you have a relatively lower opponent in your draw before the finals than muray or nadal 's draw Make sure you thrashed them completely in order to have psychological edge before the finals and this would definitely dent their confidence and w
09/07/2009 | 06:00 PM
Good luck against Tommy Robredo.You will win fairly easier than the Hewitt match.
09/07/2009 | 05:27 PM
Good luck against Robredo, Roger.

You are the best, the King of Tennis. Play like a dream in a few hours, play with grace, power and consistency.
This is what we pray for you.
You can do it, dear Roger. I hope Mirka can watch you win. love from Engla
09/07/2009 | 05:06 PM
Hi Roger,
Never know what's going to transpire in a match with Hewitt - hurray you won!

Beautiful day here, no one has to work - The Champ is on TV in a bit - life is good... Good luck v. Tommy!
09/07/2009 | 05:02 PM
Great Job !!

Rog... again,..watch out sometimes.. i don't know what happens when u lost an easy ball... testing yourself maybe?

i know that u can change the situation when it's not good but... man u make me have an heart attack.

Love u dude,, an