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Roger faces Gasquet in first round

23.06.2006 | Tennis

The draw held Friday at the All England Club pitted Roger against Richard Gasquest in the opening round.

 

Roger edged Gasquet in the second round last week at Halle, 7-6 (7), 6-7 (7), 6-4, then went on to win the tournament for the fourth year in a row.

 

If he beats Gasquet again, Roger would break the record of 41 consecutive grass-court victories he shares with Bjorn Borg.

 

Should Roger win that match, Tim Henman could await him in round two.

 

A pair of Czechs could be in line for rounds three and four, as Jiri Novak is a potential third foe and 13th-seeded Tomas Berdych could make the round of 16.

 

Roger's quarterfinal opponent could be seventh-seeded Croat Mario Ancic, who reached the semifinals at Wimbledon two years ago. Other seeded players in Roger's quarter of the draw include Germany's Tommy Haas, Tommy Robredo of Spain and France's Gael Monfils.

 

The other quarter in Roger's half of the draw is headed by fourth-seeded David Nalbandian and also includes eighth-seeded American James Blake, as well as former Grand Slam champions Thomas Johansson, a semifinalist last year at Wimbledon, and Juan Carlos Ferrero.

 
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26.06.2006 | 22:48
Well ROGER,this title it's ONLY YOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU are a talent and I know you will be the WINER(again)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
26.06.2006 | 22:35
HOLA ROGER

UN SALUDO PARA TI Y PARA TU FAMILIA.
ESTOY SEGURO QUE EN WIMBLEDON VAS A CONSEGUIR NUEVOS PALMARES CON UN BUEN TENIS.
DESDE PERU TE DESEO EXITOS, VOY HA ESTAR ATENTO A TODOS TUS PARTIDOS Y TAMBIEN A LOS DE TUS RIVALES, CREO QUE LEYTON HEW
26.06.2006 | 22:10
Go Roger! You are the best!

Magda
26.06.2006 | 20:56
Dear Roger,
I'm sorry the rain spoiled the start of your title defense which went so brilliantly in the 1st set. I can imagine your frustration... At least you got a set in, while others on your side of the draw still have to start from scratch!
I hope
26.06.2006 | 20:26
Dear Roger,
It's unfortunate that the rain stopped your first round match today but I hope you will come back tomorrow playing even better than today ;)
Hehe, you played very well in the first set today, Roger. I love it when Gasquet hit an awesome back
26.06.2006 | 20:21
I wonder how many saw the docu with Pete Sampras today during the rain delay. Fascinating to see him play again and to hear his comments about Roger.
Good luck with the continuation of the game, Roger. Looks like this will be the only bad day this week
26.06.2006 | 19:57
good lck roger, we supporting you.
you are the one and you will still the one
26.06.2006 | 19:31
roger u are great,u will win
26.06.2006 | 18:17
Hello Roger and Fans,

The Game has been postponed and on the 2nd set Gasquet is up 2-1. Concentrate, be patient and make the kill. We must win his serve and not give him a glimmer of hope. Now i understand why you are the king of the grass. Keep up th
26.06.2006 | 18:00
Stupid rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Don't lose your concentration Roger!!!!!!!It's tricky.......:D
And Gasquet,watch out...you don't know how are you messing with...:D...you'll lose the second set too!!!!!!!and the third.....haha
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