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Let the Games begin!

07.08.2008 | Tennis

Roger will play Russia's Dmitry Tursunov (ATP 35) in the first round of the Olympic tennis tournament which starts on Sunday. "He's a dangerous player," our star said of Tursunov. "He hits a very hard ball. He serves well. I've known him since juniors. We go way back. He's a good player."


Roger will either meet Huyng Taik Lee (ATP 96) or unknown Rafael Arevalo from Salvador in the second round. Then he could play Tomas Berdych, the man who beat him in the third round in Athens four years ago. After that a match against James Blake or Gilles Simon - against whom Roger lost in Toronto - would be likely.


In the doubles tournament, Roger and Stanislas Wawrinka will open against the Italian duo Simone Bolelli/Andreas Seppi. They will face the winner of the clash between Marin Cilic/Ivan Ljubicic and Fernando Gonzalez/Nicolas Massu should the they make it through.


"I have got enough opportunities to find back to my old strength during the Olympics and the US Open. I really hope to be able to make my dream of an Olympic gold medal become true", our champ said before his participation at his third Olympic Games.

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10.08.2008 | 00:30
Maestro Roger,
I wish you success in your first match against Dmitry wonderful performance and progress are also used to you.
Do not forget we have confidence in our ability well and you will reach the final and win the gold medal and your country wil
10.08.2008 | 00:24
Dear Roger,
You are a wonderful player and really deserved to win the gold medal you every success in Beijing ..
We trust you and you are able to win the gold medal because you're the hero and the hero can do anything, provided ..
We will continue t
10.08.2008 | 00:00
just wanted to say dat we all believe in u..u will win the gold medal and ALWAYS ALWAYS be our number ONE player!!!!
09.08.2008 | 23:59
just wanted to say dat we all believe in u..u will win the gold medal and ALWAYS ALWAYS be our number ONE player!!!!
09.08.2008 | 23:38
Here is wishing you all the best for the gold at Beijng. No one desrves it more than you.
09.08.2008 | 23:36
Roger I send you a lot of lucky in the olimpic games, of course you're able to win a gold medal, only think in that and believe it because you're the best.
kisses from Spain
09.08.2008 | 21:45
Best of luck at the Olympics! Go for the gold! I also saw you during the opening ceremonies. You looked great.
Best of luck!
My hopes and prayers are with you!
09.08.2008 | 21:25
vamos federer, you can do it echale muchas ganas
09.08.2008 | 20:04
Good luck in your match. Hope you win the GOLD

Luv Charmaine
09.08.2008 | 19:52
dear roger,
im ur biggest fan u can bet dat
i wish u had a good birthday and dont forget i believe that u can get a gold medal so work hard 4 it