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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 | 15:46
Great Roger!!!and I love your outfit..Best of luck to you ;-)
24.06.2009 | 15:23

Dear Roger,

GOOD LUCK today against Garcia-Lopez.

Enjoy "green grass" and play your beautiful tennis. Be happy. Smile...

All of the very best,

Ewa
24.06.2009 | 15:19
c'mon roger!!!!! u can do it !!! go rock and create history once and for all !!!! and by doing so u'll be the best ever !!!! no one can ever come even close to ur record !!! love you
24.06.2009 | 15:19
****MITZ

4am?

Such devotion, dedication determination, loyalty
springs to mind


It was the same for me with the US and OZ tournaments. I got up 3am one morning and he was getting beat 2-0 sets to berdych - shock, horror, like waking up to a hi
24.06.2009 | 15:01
Well done Roger!
Good luck in the next round!
24.06.2009 | 14:58
Congratulations on a superb victory Champ! You played extremely well and all of your shots were solid and beautiful to watch. Your shot around the net post was my favourite of the whole match and perhaps yours as well! I absolutely loved your stylish new
24.06.2009 | 14:45
Hi rog,
have a good luck in this tournement.
24.06.2009 | 14:45
Dear Roger.

It was a wonderful match for fans to see.You played pretty well.

Good luck in the next match as well.
24.06.2009 | 14:45
Dear Roger.

It was a wonderful match for fans to see.You played pretty well.

Good luck in the next match as well.
24.06.2009 | 14:44
JJfromUK*****Thanks for your posted message. I know how you feel about Roger. I feel the same way. He has GOT to be the best of everything I could ever name. Ha.I don't care for Sharapova as she screams too much. I wonder if this will eventually harm her