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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 | 18:01
comfortable match... it is tennis show.
24.06.2009 | 17:58
SHOWTIME NOW FED BRING IT HOME
24.06.2009 | 17:43
beautiful. beautiful with uncountable many beautiful shots, unreal ones too. amazing play. stay strong Roger, the match is going to be yours!!!
24.06.2009 | 17:41
Oola-Boola, Rogie!!

That's a term of endearment that I use for my doggies. :)
24.06.2009 | 17:41
Oh waoh! talk about cruising 6-2 6-2 The 3rd set will be that much easier too. How many minutes yet, is it up to an hour yet? Go Roger go.
24.06.2009 | 17:40
6-2, 6-2. I have to leave now but Rog will win without a doubt...
24.06.2009 | 17:37
Looking good, Rogie. No letting up, now, mind.
24.06.2009 | 17:36
YESSSSSSSS break by Federer!! come on Roger!
24.06.2009 | 17:35
YESSSSSSSSS great point by Roger!!!!
24.06.2009 | 17:31
Serena with all her make up was able to win at ease like I speculated. Roger turn the heat on for this 2nd set, I want it over in good time.