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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 | 05:42 PM
Hi Roger,

Congrats!!! I'm so glad you won.
Keep goin'
Just remember you are the best no matter what, and enjoy every minute of the competition.
Luv ya
all my good vibes from mexico
08/11/2010 | 05:39 PM
Good job Champ!! The outfit is a nice change.. I still think blue and red looks good on you, but still thats a good choice!
08/11/2010 | 05:37 PM
congratulation sweeeeeeeeeety good luck mouh
08/11/2010 | 05:36 PM
C'mon Roger u r the best


and all the best for ur 3rd rd
08/11/2010 | 05:36 PM
Roger - it was so nice to see you playing again and I really missed the excitement. You are one of a kind of your perfect shot and I like that you are coming to the net more.

Loved your outfit -- however you look good in whatever you wear.

Good Luc
08/11/2010 | 05:36 PM
Match was awesome Rog!
Awesome winners but unfortunately just a li'l too many UEs
Other than that..Amazing!
Next up Almagro!That'll give u some good match practice :)
08/11/2010 | 05:33 PM
Just watched the match and you played some outstanding shots, you gave me a bit of a scare but 6 weeks off is quite a while, love watching you play and the comentator summed things up when he said a big fan of yours hates to see you lose (as a lot of us d
08/11/2010 | 05:32 PM
Well done, Roger!
Sharp and crispy shots are good to be seen again ...
Keep going, CHAMP!
08/11/2010 | 05:32 PM
I cannot tell you Roger how good it was to see you back on court playing the game that you love. I enjoyed watching you again and I agree with several on this site who say your pink shirt was great!Pink is definitely the color for you and you looked quite
08/11/2010 | 05:27 PM
Congratulations Roger things are looking much brighter,good luck in your next match!!!