Roger Federer advances to fourth round

Roger has reached round four at the Miami Masters, battling down Juan Monaco 7-6(4), 6-4 today.

"I am happy with my game and things are going well," Roger commented. "I've played a lot more games than this time last year. I am confident going on court, preparing well and am happy with how things are going."

The Artentinian made Roger's life everything but easy. But our champ kept in the contest before making his move in the moments that counted. The first set brought a break on either side, with Roger eventually showing the greater quality in the tiebreak to edge ahead. Both players continued fighting tough with Roger finally scoring the first break at 4-4 and finally pulling out a stunning drop shot to wrap up the match after a tough 104 minutes.

Roger will now play Olivier Rochus (ATP 89) whom he has beaten every time in seven matches so far.

Federer and Rochus have been friends since they were 12, and the Swiss expects Rochus to leave everything out on the court. “He has an amazing touch and feel out on the court, great playing sense, when to play which shot,” Federer said.

“Even though he's a small guy out there, he knows how to use his weapons and his feel.  He's a great tactician.  I enjoy playing against him.  It's a different kind of playing style.  I'm looking forward to the match against him… it's going to be a nice match, I'm sure.”

Date: 29.03.2011, Source: RF Official and ATP


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