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A solid start

26.05.2008 | Tennis

Roger started his French Open campaign convincingly today with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 victory over American Sam Querrey.


"It's always difficult in the first round at Grand Slams," Roger said. "I'm relieved and I'm looking forward to the second round."


Roger will now face Albert Montanes of Spain or Belgium's Kristof Vliegen for a place in the third round as he seeks to complete a career Grand Slam. He was rarely troubled in his opening match, facing a break in the first set but recording two breaks of his own against the Querrey delivery to move a set up.


He then showed solid tennis with some occasional brilliant shots and was able to wrap up the victory in just over an hour and a half.

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29.05.2008 | 18:23
the nicest serve always rocks!! love game 5-3!
29.05.2008 | 18:19
Ok they should go to Roger's match now! Safin - Davy is not exciting now; they just got done with set 1.
29.05.2008 | 18:19
Disregard my last comment. The slam tracker had me fooled and they are still playing but Roger is ahead. GO ROGER!!!!!
29.05.2008 | 18:10
This is the way to go for Federer - such scores just speak by themselves and can intimidate an opponent going in. Close scores just mean that it could have gone either way.
29.05.2008 | 18:08
Aaaand he breaks and he holds.

29.05.2008 | 18:06
hi federer ! i m ur great fan, m very keen to see u with french open trophy. i saw ur atp hamburg final you was were close to win the title. u always have great start against nadal but somehow u loose momentum than. anyways i m very positive abt ur french
29.05.2008 | 18:04
Hi Tilou! I was really struggling to stay calm after the first set. But I am not a champion (haha like I even need to mention that) But Roger is! LORD. Who can stay so together?!

Yeah reg. your post on page 28, the guy said something like "the WORST th
29.05.2008 | 18:04
Tilou: Thanks for the info on channelsurfing. Very annoying. But glad that Federer is playing well from the scores.
29.05.2008 | 18:01
Federer needs to not relent even a bit now in the 4 th set. Otherwise we'll be sitting in the decider 5 th set.
29.05.2008 | 18:01
I tried Channelsurfing (when I saw TSN is not showing Roger any more) but they were not broadcasting