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Roger breezes through opener

22.06.2009 | Tennis

Roger began his campaign to regain his Wimbledon crown with a solid victory in the opening match today, defeating Lu Yen-hsun of Chinese Taipei 7-5, 6-3, 6-2.

 

Our champ once again entered the court in a stylish outfit. This year, he went for a military-style jacket, which he stripped off to reveal a silk waistcoat worn over his more conventional tennis clothes.

 

Roger said: "It might look easy, but it is not. The first round is a lot different to say rounds two, three and four. You want to get off to a good start, get it out of the way and find your way into a tournament. Once you're in it, things seem a lot easier because your mind is in the tournament. But it is not easy, and Lu showed that today. It was a tough first set, and he remained tough throughout the game and that was good for me."

 

His first serve percentage was good, he kept unforced errors almost to a bare minimum when compared with his winners. All in all, Roger gave an allround performance today, which could in fact be taken as just a practice match for the next few days to come and which should get even better in the next set of matches to follow.

 

Roger will meet Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ATP 50) in the next round.

 
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24.06.2009 | 21:02
ROGERFANS,

I THINK YOU WILL AGREE ROGER PLAYED CLASS TODAY

BUT, WHY THAT WORRIED LOOK?

NOTHING TO DO WITH TENNIS - HOPE ITS JUST FLU AGAIN

I SEE NADALS PARENTS JUST SPLIT UP

IS THIS OLD NEWS?

COULDN'T HAVE HELPED HIM THOUGH?



JJ
24.06.2009 | 20:58
I’m glad to hear that no pressure more enjoyment. Would knowing and believing that you will win against Rafa in the finals be far behind?
24.06.2009 | 20:54
vamos roger!!!!!!
24.06.2009 | 20:42
Hallo Roger,
Congratulations on your victory against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez !
Viel Glück for the rest of the Tournament !
Go Champ !
24.06.2009 | 20:41
What a GREAT MATCH it was all over before it really started. What a great shots especially that backhand down the line. It was good to see you really enjoyed being on the centre court. I saw the intervieuw on BBC. and the way you talked about Mirka and be
24.06.2009 | 20:40
As much as I like your game, I think your outfit is too much..... Stay simple.....
24.06.2009 | 19:49
well done roger...again...you´re the number one......

tacna-peru
24.06.2009 | 19:14
Next is Kohlchereiber.




He just one his match.


Good Luck Roger
24.06.2009 | 19:04
U ROCK MAN!!!
24.06.2009 | 18:59
Hello Deb-o,

Thank you for posting the link to watch Roger at play.

dyuki
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