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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 | 03:44 PM
Bravo, Roger, good win!

After a great start you stumbled at the second part of the first set, as you said it was rusty. But you finally got it.
You were fabulous at second set.

There were brilliant BH, FH, volley winners and aces. I can see some
08/11/2010 | 03:39 PM
I Forget, I lover your outfit.What colours.Bravo
08/11/2010 | 03:38 PM
Well done, Roger.You are the King of Masters 1000 (210 matches played) You are amazing. VAMOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08/11/2010 | 03:38 PM
Congratulation Roger.Best lucks in the next ground.I know it's hard,but I believe that you can champ.You're No.1.Go on Roger.I love you.
08/11/2010 | 03:30 PM
Roger: You were cool last night! Great outfit... you played fast and strong shots... GO GO GO!
08/11/2010 | 03:28 PM
Congratulations on a good win, and best of luck for the rest of the tournament.
08/11/2010 | 03:25 PM
good!!!now all u got to do is win the title with u r superb defense!!!!!!!!
08/11/2010 | 03:21 PM
Good match for the first one for about a month. Congrats on the new record.
Love the outfit. It's my favorite color combination and looks great on you. You can take this.
08/11/2010 | 03:21 PM
Well done .Godd work.
08/11/2010 | 03:17 PM
lailai***
link to hightlights of the match

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSZ5NqA8Nas