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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 | 03:11 PM
A win is a win, especially first match back after 6 weeks but I bet Nadal (who also hasn't played since July 4) will come out firing and in form immediately. Once again Roger was in a commanding lead in the 1st set, only to let his opponent back into the
08/11/2010 | 02:59 PM
Congratulations dear!
I was worried about your game because you took so long time away from court ,but now I can say that you are still NUMBER ONE in your fans eyes. Just keep on .
08/11/2010 | 02:59 PM
You can go to the Forum and read an account of the match point for point.
08/11/2010 | 02:53 PM
That's how I saw your first match. Great to see you darling Champion. Rusty? well not anymore.
I loved your agressive game, I loved that pink and brown outfit .. Whoooooo .. take it easy on your fans here Roger..you are mak
08/11/2010 | 02:53 PM
Congratulations, Roger! I watched you play on site in Toronto and was mesmerized by your genius. It's been 4 years since I saw you play in person last, and your aura has not changed a bit! Your winning shots were amazing, backhand and forehand. Dropsho
08/11/2010 | 02:52 PM
Great job and strong start, now you have to be tougher......... good luck
08/11/2010 | 02:52 PM
Great!Wonderl!Good start!Good luck in your next round!To my best wishes!

08/11/2010 | 02:44 PM
Congrats, Roger!
08/11/2010 | 02:44 PM
C'MON ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!U CAN DO T-H-I-S!!!!!!!!!
08/11/2010 | 02:41 PM
congrats feddi