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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 | 06:45 PM
Congratulations Roger!

I just could see secon set and I really like the way you are playing!

Come On! Little by little!
Great for now being number # 1 in Master tournament victories!!!

Go Roger Go!
08/11/2010 | 06:32 PM
Really happy to see your beautiful tennis again. You are really aggressive today. Your win makes it more beautiful.
08/11/2010 | 06:31 PM
you won this match and created a new ATP record!
best wishes
08/11/2010 | 06:22 PM
well done Roger and i hope that u win the championship
08/11/2010 | 06:15 PM
Dearest Roger,

So glad you are back on court. Congratulations for your first win in the second half of the season. Because of the time difference, I was able to watch only the highlight of your match. But what a treat for me after your long absence!
08/11/2010 | 06:08 PM
Dearest Rog,

I watched part of your match Live before I had to go work at pccw this morn. Your aggression was rocking! I could feel it!

So THAT's the way you're going for these 5 months. Good, and I'm VERY happy for you and all of us faithful fans
08/11/2010 | 06:00 PM
Great win, yesterday, Roger! I was there watching you, nice to see you in Canada! Good luck the rest of the week, I know you will do amazing! God Bless!
08/11/2010 | 05:52 PM
Well done, champ!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Come on, win the tournament!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL the pink shirt!!!!!!!!
08/11/2010 | 05:52 PM
Hi Roger, I enjoyed watching this match. Pink is no doubt for Myla *Rose* and her adorable sister? The outfit looks good. Your playing warmed up as the match progressed. Understandable to feel a little rusty to begin. I LIKE very much seeing you atta
08/11/2010 | 05:47 PM
Dear Sweet Man
What a joy to see you again!! I have watched three times so far. I needed a Roger Fix...
I can't belive how excited I get. I have never been this way about any thing before.

( I do have a very full life, but you touch it in a very spec