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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 | 18:56
congratulation
miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissssssssssssssssssssssss you
keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep on
24.06.2009 | 18:56
congratulation
miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissssssssssssssssssssssss you
keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep on
24.06.2009 | 18:55
CONGRATULATIONS CHAMPION,
KEEP GOING.
24.06.2009 | 18:51
Well done again Roger, a great performance again. Keep this up and you will do it! Love Alison xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
24.06.2009 | 18:48
Dear Roger
Congratulations, you were good enough for Garcia Lopez! But I don't think the next opponent will be so easy to handlle. It ocured to me that Mirka was not there, or they didn't catch her? I hope she is doing well, and I wish you to be very pat
24.06.2009 | 18:39
Come On Roger
keep going na
i love you
xxx
24.06.2009 | 18:38
Hi Dear Roger
These are the number I like the most!!!!!!!!!!
62-62-64 88´ minutes.
251499 members !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And we are looking for more
Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Come on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dinora
24.06.2009 | 18:38
Well done! You played very well. I love Wimbledon because I can actually watch all your wonderful matches!!! :)
24.06.2009 | 18:33
awesome 2nd round :)
make this the 15th :):)

lots of love and respect...
24.06.2009 | 18:28
I love your outfit champ! (I shall not comment on your game coz it's perfect of course)