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Roger wins first match

11.08.2010 | Tennis

Roger made a good start in Toronto to beat Juan Ignacio Chela 7-6 (7), 6-3 to reach the third round of the Rogers Cup.


"I'm glad to go through," Roger said. "I was a bit rusty in the opening match and he really made me play. But I'm very happy with how it went tonight."


Roger opened the match in brilliant fashion, approaching the net more than he has done recently, and went to take a 5-2 lead. But he battled with his serve after that and was unable to make use of two set-points at 5-4, taking the match into a tie-breaker. That proved to be a tough one, but our champ made it through and took home the first set - taking him seven set points and 48 minutes all in all. Roger showed solid tennis in the second set, booking his spot in the round of the last eight after 81 minutes of play.


Next up is either Nicolas Almagro (ATP 16) or Michael Llodra (ATP 35) on Thursday.

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08/11/2010 | 02:04 PM
Good start, Roger, congratulations!
I was happy to see your solid net play.
Good luck!!!
08/11/2010 | 02:00 PM
Congratulations, Roger.Good luck in the next match as well.
08/11/2010 | 01:55 PM
Congratulations Roger! I missed the match but great to hear the good news!
08/11/2010 | 01:54 PM
08/11/2010 | 01:52 PM
Dear Roger,

Good start :)
Good luck for the next match

Take Care
Yashwant Sonwaal
08/11/2010 | 01:48 PM
Hello Roger,

How wonderful to watch you playing a match again, especially because you played such an attacking game. Considering that this was your first match since the end of June that first set went as one could expect: Chela made you work for y
08/11/2010 | 01:37 PM
Congratulations, Roger!

It was SO great to see you back on the court again! It made for l-o-n-g weeks when there was no Roger Federer tennis to watch......

Proud to be a Roger Federer Fan,
08/11/2010 | 01:36 PM
Great first match. I loved the way you played with a much more aggressive manner. It payed off. Keep up the great energy on the court. We are all cheering for YOU!!!!!
Terri Wiley
08/11/2010 | 01:36 PM
Congratulations Roger. Wish i had seen this match. It sounds like a great way to start after your break and a good result for the beginning of the tournament.
The pink does suit you, But i think you look good in just about everything. !!!!
It would jus
08/11/2010 | 01:30 PM
Hi Roger

A well played match and good luck for the next round
Regards Marijke