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Gerry Weber Open 2010

07.06.2010 | Tennis

After the end of the clay season it's now finally time for the green surface! Roger will play the 18th Gerry Weber Open in Halle this week where he will try to capture a sixth tournament title and adjust the last details for Wimbledon. He will face Finland's Jarkko Nieminen (ATP 69) in the first round. He has never been defeated by Nieminen in any of their 10 matches so far. He could then play Columbia's Alejandro Falla (ATP 70) in round two before meeting Radek Stepanek (ATP 20) in the quarter-finals. A potential semi-final against Juan Carlos Ferrero (ATP 18) or Marcos Baghdatis (ATP 30) could then be the last step before a final clash with Nikolay Davydenko (ATP 5).


"It's been a while since I last played here in Halle," our champion commented as he was welcomed by tournament-director Ralf Weber and the founder of the tournament, Gerhard Weber. "I am happy to be able to play the Gerry Weber Open again."


Roger will make the most of this week to prepare for Wimbledon, starting with a doubles match together with Yves Allegro against Germany's Christopher Kas and Philipp Kohlschreiber today.

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06/08/2010 | 05:59 PM
P.13 - Dear fed_fan_4ever, you're welcome - good job you too, to incl. the vote site in your post - well done!!

06/08/2010 | 05:55 PM
Canada/Toronto 11.54am - 8 Jun 2010 -

ESPN vote says International vote is 61% Roger and 39% Nadal but there are only 2200 international votes ! - we are almost all international here - we have 300,000 members so we gotta go!

USA is Roger 52-48 (2
06/08/2010 | 05:54 PM
Good luck Rog, you can do it!
06/08/2010 | 05:52 PM

Thank you for posting the espn website so the fans could vote!
I would've never seen or known about it otherwise =)
The votes percentage are so close between Roger and Nadal... =S


06/08/2010 | 05:51 PM
Roger should just go back to his natural game of serve and volley. Because he wanted to win in Paris he changed his game, but in long rallies he comes out second best. Power hitters get the better of him and he gets broken more often. Roger is 29, he shou
06/08/2010 | 05:48 PM
Votes for Roger about 54 %
Nadal about 48 %
06/08/2010 | 05:43 PM
Dear Friends,

We all know who the best player is but we still gotta VOTE :-)

This is from p.11 - thank you very much, jmsf - you are so helpful :-)


Who is the best men’s tennis player in the world?

06/08/2010 | 05:24 PM
Yes Mitz - thank you - all your post especially Your last 2 lines - yes - Roger plays great tennis very sportingly on court and then he comes off and is this very sporting, friendly , gentlemanly, warm person in daily life.

Love your permanent wish tha
06/08/2010 | 05:16 PM
good luck roger!!!!
....waiting London!
06/08/2010 | 05:14 PM
Dear Boting, pls go to vote - Rog is only leading by 4% - yes Four Percent only. Thank you :-)