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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 | 05:02 PM
Dear Roger,

A welcome return to the (match) tennis courts, it’s so wonderful to see you back! And even better to see you feeling good, rested and healthy. Congrats on the win last night. Tough first set there, but you came through. Now hopefully wi
08/11/2010 | 04:55 PM
Thank you so much for your response ! I didn't expect that at all ! I think I was a bit slow, as the highlights had already posted in the match thread ! Roger looked fantastic and sharp,maybe they only posted the best part ? But anywa
08/11/2010 | 04:49 PM
alle' roger alle' je t'aime' bonne chance'
08/11/2010 | 04:39 PM
Go Roger!!!

Take it easy.
08/11/2010 | 04:31 PM
Way to go, Roger! It was good to se the Best in action!
Congratulations and will be watching more! (P.S. How can the players stand all that noise during the breaks you get? And the bad audio system?)
But it is worthwhile, and more, to see you play onc
08/11/2010 | 04:29 PM
You looked WONDERFUL!!!! I hope this bodes well for the rest of the year.
08/11/2010 | 04:26 PM
Considering it's your first match back, I think you played brilliantly!
You were dancing around YOUR court!
I'm so impressed with your form, movement and shots!
Improvement can be seen very clearly...
Your backhand was so sharp and crisp.
And you pum
08/11/2010 | 04:26 PM
love u rog!!!!!!!!!!u were juss perfect<<>>
08/11/2010 | 04:26 PM
I watched a little bit of the match. I am glad you were through. But you really have to work on converting the lead into final victory. You lost two matches this year on your service at match point. This scenario never happened before. I hope Paul Annocon
08/11/2010 | 04:18 PM
Congratulations and Good luck for next.
A pink shirt also suits you.